Celebrate 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. It is also celebrated in parts of 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).
Find out more about Cinco de Mayo here.
A Closer Look with Pam Atherton
It’s one of the most expensive spirits in the world, and probably the most misunderstood. Tequila journalist Mike Morales educates us on the history, background and proper way to enjoy tequila on Cinco de Mayo and all year long.
We learn that tequila comes from a lily, not a cactus…that tequila can only come from a specific area in Mexico, or it can’t be called tequila. We learn that if there’s a worm in it, it’s NOT tequila! And Mike shares his recipe for the perfect margarita!
Click here to hear Pam Atherton’s interview with Tequila Aficionado’s M.A. “Mike” Morales.
Party Foods for Cinco De Mayo
Cinco De Mayo means Mexican Party Foods! Try some of these recipes and dress your place up with a few of these decorations and you’ve got a fiesta!
On May 1862, the Mexican Army, against all odds, defeated the French forces in the Battle of Puebla. On Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the 5th of May), many Mexicans around the world celebrate their Mexican ancestry and people of all backgrounds can take the time to appreciate Mexican culture.
One important part of Mexican culture is the delicious foods created with fresh fruits and vegetables, cinnamon, peppers and…tequila!
If you’re hosting your own fiesta in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, check out our Cinco de Mayo pinboard at the Tequila Aficionado Pinterest page. These recipes and decoration ideas will be sure to help you create the right festive atmosphere for your party.