Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. More popularly celebrated in the United States than Mexico, the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. These celebrations began in California, where they have been observed annually since 1863.
The day gained nationwide popularity in the 1980s thanks to advertising campaigns by beer and wine companies. Today, Cinco de Mayo generates beer sales on par with the Super Bowl. This also includes some of the best parties blazing with matching colorful decors and delicious burritos at your platter.
If you wish to make your Cinco de Mayo truly special and memorable this 2019, these awesome cocktail recipes will not only make you feel refreshed but also complete your day:
This drink makeover takes a classic margarita recipe and makes it into a virgin margarita with a secret ingredient that makes it over the top delicious! Margaritas are really the perfect party drink and offering a non-alcoholic option makes a fun drink for everyone to enjoy!
Homemade cherry limeade recipe made with fresh cherries, limes, water and sugar (or honey). Cherries are definitely a sign of summer in the Pacific Northwest. In May, you can start to find cherries from California, but in the PNW, cherries seem to be at their peak in August.
This cocktail was made for lazy spring afternoons in the valley when it’s almost 90°F out and you’re silently dreading the escalation of heat that will announce the arrival summer. Why? Because it’s refreshing and the tequila helps you forget your troubles.
Perfect for a relaxing evening in, this drink combines silky-smooth, aged tequila with tangy grapefruit soda. The La Paloma Suprema drink is a unique drink made from tequila, grapefruit soda and lime, and served over ice in a highball glass.
Love this easy frozen cocktail, especially on hot summer nights! This is basically a white wine sangria, but in frozen form. Perfect for sweet white wines.