Cinco de Mayo & Tequila
It may be best to set aside the rest of May to apologize for what you're going to do this Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
It originated in Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.
(Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day?the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico?which is celebrated on September 16).
Featured Cinco de Mayo Drinks
Corralejo Blanco: It carries flavors of light herbaceous agave mingled with peppery spices and a lightly sweet honey/cane like flavor with hints of mint in the hotter citrus flavors.
El Mayor Blanco: It has a clear and bright color giving it a clean, floral and spice overtone aroma. The flavor is clean and crisp with full agave flavor, hints of floral and pepper.
Hornitos Reposado: it takes on a smooth, mature character that delivers the purest agave flavor possible from barrel treated tequila. The initial heat of Hornitos Reposado leaves a complex and perfectly balanced warm, mellow finish.
Jimador Reposado: From first sip to last, agave, cinnamon and hints of citrus and spice delight the palate.
Jose Cuervo Gold: it is golden-style joven tequila made from a blend of reposado (aged) and younger tequilas of at least 51% agave, with caramel coloring added to the finished product to give it the gold color, also known as joven tequila.
Enjoy it as a shot or on the rocks for the month of May.