Tag Archives: Cinco De Mayo

• Tequila Flavored With Wood Is The New Big Thing

Tequila Flavored With Wood Is The New Big Thing

With Cinco de Mayo drawing near, tequila consumption will be at an annual high this weekend and through Monday, but at the same time, there is a much publicized lime shortage nationwide and in Mexico hurting the margarita and cerveza businesses. That’s good news for the newest wave of ultra-premium tequilas, which allow you to […]

• More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

Sean “Diddy” Combs is expanding his empire into the tequila market — and has partnered with high-end DeLeon Tequila to do so. The mogul, who has turned his Ciroc Vodka into a $100 million franchise, has just sealed a deal to partner with DeLeon, which was founded by Brent Hocking in 2008 and was introduced […]

• Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Five Biggest Tequila Myths

Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Five Biggest Tequila Myths

Tequila has come a long way. The former spring break drink of choice is now a favorite of top bartenders around the country. That’s not to mention the selection of premium brands to choose from. But there are still all-too-common misconceptions about the liquor. So with Cinco de Mayo just a few weeks away, we […]

• A grown-up’s guide to celebrating Cinco de Mayo in one word. Tequila.

A grown-up’s guide to celebrating Cinco de Mayo in one word. Tequila.

Cinco de Mayo–which commemorates the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over the French­—not   Mexico’s Independence Day, as many mistakenly believe—is a day to celebrate Mexico’s heritage. And that rich heritage includes Tequila, the blue agave-based spirit made in Mexico’s hilly Jalisco province. Sure, in the United States, the liquor is often pigeonholed as the […]

• Partida Margarita Dinner at Border Grill Santa Monica

Partida Margarita Dinner at Border Grill Santa Monica

Partida Margarita Dinner: Tequila Maker Sofia Partida Joins Mary Sue and Susan For an Evening of Inventive, Handcrafted Margaritas WHAT: Start your Cinco de Mayo celebration early–really early–with celebrity Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger and special guest tequila maker Sofia Partida, joining forces on April 19 for an evening of inventive, handcrafted Partida […]

• National Margarita Day official? Maybe. But who cares. Celebrate Feb. 22!

National Margarita Day official? Maybe. But who cares. Celebrate Feb. 22!

        Congress has finally convened and proclaimed the way our Founding Fathers intended them to – BEHOLD, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – National Margarita Day. Those pesky Margie lobbyists made their way inside the hallowed halls of Congress and emerged with yet another special interest victory.  Care to ask how many margaritas […]

• Tequila: It’s not just a drink, it’s a place

Tequila: It’s not just a drink, it’s a place

This April 2011 photo shows workers at Destileria la Fortaleza, the last distillery in Tequila that still uses a tahona, a giant lava stone, to crush the juices from the baked agave, in Mexico. Photo: Photo: Tracie Cone / AP It’s said the national drink of Mexico has magical properties: It closes contracts and opens […]

• The Boozy Jew: Kosher Cinco De Mayo

The Boozy Jew: Kosher Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo, a holiday that at once celebrates Mexico’s victory over France, while at the same time forgetting to mention how short lived that victory was.  One year later, France regained its footing in Mexico and the struggle continued.  But leave it to Corona, Dos Equis and Jose Cuervo to gloss over those trivial […]