On Monday, May 5th, Wall street suits will crowd bars in the Meatpacking District and yell “Arriba! Arriba!” in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. They may not know what they are toasting to (it commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). But neither do the hipsters who will stumble out of bars in the West Village and Williamsburg and pretty much every neighborhood in NYC that’s hip and trendy.
One thing is for sure – margaritas will be plentiful. And cheap.
But what if you don’t want deal with the obnoxious, “Hola mami!” from drunken patrons? What if you want to chill at home or invite friends over and celebrate the greatness of Mexico? I got you covered! As a lover of mixology (see: alcohol), here are four Cinco de Mayo drink recipes to try from the comfort of your cozy casa.