Cinco de Mayo Debate: Mexican Beer or Margaritas?

It’s that time of year again to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride: Cinco de Mayo. Even if you don’t have any Mexican in you, it’s like being Irish on St. Patty’s day – everyone can pretend. Sit outside, bask in the warmth of the sun, and reach for a…were you going to say beer or margarita? Which is the “winner” for your thirst on this momentous day? We take a closer look…

Cinco de Mayo is a day that is remembered in the history books to mark the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Despite many American’s belief that this day commemorates the Independence of Mexico, it is a day of remembrance for the region of Puebla and a mark of celebration for many in the United States that rivals St. Patrick’s Day. With the resurgence of spring for much of the United States, celebrations are typically enjoyed over tart margaritas and thirst-quenching beer.