5.05.2011

Cinco de Drinko

In celebration of Mexico's unlikely victory in the Battle of Puebla and its following years of democracy and freedom, its only seems fitting to feature a quick post on one of Mexico's greatest contribution to American "fiestas": tequila! (My personal favorite!)

But do you know the legend behind the holiday's most infamous drink? According to Aztec legend, one night a thunderbolt hit an agave plant, releasing its aromatic nectar. The natives saw this as a sign from God and drank from the plant with reverence. Tequila then became incorporated in ritual ceremonies and was used to give people "great insights into the unseen world."The agave plant is still considered mystic and divine.

These days it's not hard to believe Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. I know my margarita maker will be working overtime tonight, so here's a recipe to start yours off as well :)

1.5 oz tequila
1 oz. club soda
2 oz. margarita mix
Squeezed lime and salt garnish
(I like mine on the rocks)

Enjoy responsibly!