Maybe it’s me but I feel like Cinco De Mayo is the unofficial kick-off to summer. After a longer than usual winter, everyone is itching to hit the patios and cheers with something a little more festive!
For those that don’t know or haven’t celebrated before, Cinco De Mayo commemorates Mexico’s win over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. Ultimately, it led Mexico to defeat France and reclaim their territory. Today, Cinco De Mayo is used to celebrate and honor Mexican culture!
This Cinco De Mayo we’re celebrating with Mucho Burrito— they’re offering a small burrito and bottle beverage for only $5 across all locations ALL DAY long… plus the chance to win a trip to MEXICO!
To help get you in the spirit of Cinco De Mayo here are three ways to celebrate:
Attend a Local Celebration
If you’re staying in the city this weekend, Robson Square hosts “Casa De Amigo” which features Luchador wrestling and Mariachi bands along with gourmet tacos, ceviche, churros, a wide array of signature Mezcal and Tequila cocktails! Join Friday 5pm-11pm and Saturday 3pm to 11pm. Tickets start at $18.95, ticketzone.com
Alternatively, if you’re out in the Valley, be sure to round up your amigos and stop by Roosters and celebrate with the Cazadores Girls. Enjoy delicious tacos, a human piñata and a chance to win Tim McGraw tickets!
Make a Killer Margarita
Blended or on the rocks, take your margarita glass, slide a lime around the rim, flip it over and salt the rim with a coarse rock salt. In a shaker with ice add 2-parts premium tequila, 1-part triple sec and 1-part freshly squeezed lime juice. Get creative with trying fun flavored salts or experimenting with different types of fresh fruit juices in addition to or in place of lime. Shake thoroughly, pour and enjoy! Salud!
Arriba, Abajo, Al Centro, Pa Dentro!
A common ‘cheers’ meaning “up top, down low, in the middle and inside”.
Hold the shot up—Arriba, bring the shot down—Abajo, hold it in the middle– Al Centro, take the shot— Pa Dentro! Incase you had to ask, the shot is most definitely tequila.
CINCO DE MAYO GIVEAWAY!!!
** contest is now closed congratulation to Derek and Mikaela**