Officially, Cinco de Mayo honors Mexico’s victory over French forces in 1862.
Unofficially, in the U.S., it’s an occasion for family and friends to celebrate Mexican culture with some of its most popular foods and beverages.
No Cinco de Mayo fiesta would be complete without tequila. The drink below, Battle at Puebla, created by mixologist Eddie Fuentes, pays homage to the Mexican flag and commemorates the city where the country’s triumph took place. A customary palette cleanser meant to be paired with tequila, this fresh-yet- spicy take on the classic sangrita highlights the pure, raw agave found in Tequila Don Julio Blanco, the base from which all of its other variants are derived.
Created by Mixologist Eddie Fuentes