Cinco de Mayo Fun
Cinco de Mayo! I bet you’ve heard of it. It’s the “5th of May” in Spanish.
America throws its biggest Mexican party of the year each Cinco de Mayo. Chips and salsa. Margaritas…check out the recipe below! Mariachi bands. Sombreros. Tons of guacamole. And the ever-present tequila. Can’t speak Spanish? We think you know how to say “Una cerveza, por favor”!
A little history lesson…
Not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day which is on September 16th, the holiday is a regional celebration recognized primarily in the state of Puebla, Mexico. This event commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is about taking pride in the Mexican heritage of a large percentage of our population. And an excuse to party!
You might be wondering what this has to do with an all inclusive website. Well, we think that there’s no better way to celebrate Mexican heritage than actually being in Mexico! When you’re sitting in XYZ Mexican restaurant on the 5th of May, just think about how nice it would be to have a beach right outside your door. And you know what? That Margarita you’re about to pay $8 for would be INCLUDED. That is the beauty of the all inclusive vacation. You pay one price up front and kick back while soaking in the experience.
Several all inclusive Mexico resorts do their own version of the Cinco De Mayo Celebration. At the Secrets and Dreams Resorts in Mexico, there is a full day of Mexican hospitality, Mexican décor, traditional music and games, and the Starlight BBQ dinner on the beach with a traditional Mexican celebration. It can’t get much better. All inclusive Cinco de Mayo!
Here are a few fun facts…
• The California Avocado Association estimates that 84 million pounds of avocados will be
consumed during this year’s celebration.
• Tequila is made from the agave plant. Tequila Ley .925 set the Guinness World Record for most
expensive bottle of tequila ever sold. Price? $225,000!
• Refried beans are not actually fried TWICE.
• Corona is the top selling imported beer in the USA.
• Bullfighting was introduced to Mexico by Spanish viceroys. Mexico’s best bullfights occur in
Mexico City and are performed by sombrero wearing charros.
Cinco de Mayo Margarita Recipe
1 1/4 ounce Cuervo 1800
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounce Freshly squeezed lime juice
4 ounces Sweet and Sour Mix
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
Garnish: Lime wedge and olive spear
Add ingredients then ice. Top the mixing tin with a strainer and serve
in a cocktail glass with a salted rim. Enjoy!