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¡Cinco de Mayo!

¡Hola amigos! Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and many of us are getting ready to celebrate with delicious cocktails and tasty tacos. But before we dive into the festivities, let's set the record straight.


Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day and not an official holiday. official Mexican holiday. Instead, it commemorates the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.


Now, we're not saying you can't enjoy some tequila and mezcal on this special day, but let's do it with a little bit of historical perspective. Here are so fun facts about Cinco de Mayo:

  • Cinco de Mayo Isn't Mexico's Independence Day.

  • Mexicans Don't Call It Cinco de Mayo.

  • The Mexican Army Beat Crazy Odds.

  • The General Was Honored in a Super Special Way.

  • Families in California Partied First.

  • FDR Helped Commercialize Cinco de Mayo.

  • Mexico Celebrates the Military on May 5.


So, what's the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Well, it's different for everyone. Some of us might choose to learn more about Mexican culture and history, while others might prefer to simply enjoy the company of friends and family. Whatever you do, make sure to do it responsibly and with respect for the traditions and values of the Mexican people. do not promote sterotypes by featuring Mexican caricatures is insulting to those of Latino heritage, so don’t push campaigns featuring oversized sombreros, fake mustaches, serapes, or similar costumes. Seeing people use Mexican stereotypes is hurtful to Mexicans and others. It’s nice to be nice.Generally, fostering any stereotype is a bad idea. Enjoy this Latino-inspired holiday without being culturally insensitive, and everyone will have more fun.


Since Cinco de Mayo is in late spring, it’s a perfect time to promote warmer-weather activities, casual clothing, and insurance for outdoor activities. Using red and green colors in the style of a Mexican flag is a good way to promote your offers without invoking insensitive stereotypes.


So, let's raise a glass to Mexico, to its vibrant culture and rich history, and to the spirit of camaraderie that brings us all together. Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos!




Recipes:

Paloma

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces tequila

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • Grapefruit soda, chilled, to top

  • Garnish: lime wheel

  • Garnish: salt rim (optional)

Steps:

  1. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a highball glass, and dip the rim in salt (optional).

  2. Add the tequila and lime juice to the glass, and fill with ice.

  3. Top with grapefruit soda, and stir briefly and gently to combine.

  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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