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Cinco de Mayo – Mexico vs France
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican militia’s victory over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862 during a chaotic time in their history. The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the Mexican Civil War of 1858 ruined the economy and the unity of the nation. Mexico had accumulated heavy debts to several nations during this time, including France. With the intent to recoup payment and establish leadership in Mexico, the French invaded the gulf coast of Mexico and marched towards Mexico City where they met resistance near Puebla. A poorly armed Mexican militia estimated at 4,500 men defeated a well-outfitted French army of 6,500 soldiers and stopped the invasion of the country. It was a glorious moment for Mexican patriots and restored a national sense of unity.
The following tequila cocktails honor Mexico’s victory.
1 1/2 parts CORZO® Reposado Tequila
1 part Monin agave nectar
2 slices fresh lemon
2 slices fresh lime
1 slice fresh orange
Muddle lemon, lime and orange slices. Add remaining ingredients, shake with ice and strain into a chilled stemless martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice.
2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
¾ parts Monin agave nectar
1 part fresh lime juice
1 pinch cilantro
1 thin jalapeno slice
Muddle lime and cilantro in a Boston shaker glass. Add remaining ingrediants and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with cocktail cucumber slice and cilantro sprig.