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MarkEdwards
05-07-2011, 20:19
Is it really so bad to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Kentucky straight rye (Handy), French calvados and beer from Dubliln (Guiness) and England (Samuel Smith's)?

callmeox
05-07-2011, 20:22
Is it really so bad to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Kentucky straight rye (Handy), French calvados and beer from Dubliln (Guiness) and England (Samuel Smith's)?


Who wants to tell him? I don't have the heart to do it.

RegChumpington
05-07-2011, 20:23
Not in the least. A good friend of mine was articulating her off-holiday-celebration rule to avoid crowds:

St. Pat's: Mexican food
Cinco De Mayo: Irish pub


For my part I hit a great Belgian pub/grub in downtown LA then went scotch-heavy with sku on cinco, with (the worst) Japanese whiskey (ever, if not the worst whiskey period) and a stellar rye as well.


Keep it interesting. :)

G.H.Adams
05-07-2011, 20:54
Sounds to me that you had it figured out. I stayed inside and could still hear the music coming from the park.

moose
05-07-2011, 20:58
Cinco de Mayo I had to have the obligatory tequila. I'd rather be in your situation than having to lug down tequila. I say there is nothing wrong with any of the drinks you have in questions, just so long as you have a drink (or more) for the holiday.

MarkEdwards
05-08-2011, 04:32
Who wants to tell him? I don't have the heart to do it.

Don't much care for 'traditional' drinks for Cinco de Mayo, so made do with what I like. So there. :cool:

callmeox
05-08-2011, 06:09
Don't much care for 'traditional' drinks for Cinco de Mayo, so made do with what I like. So there. :cool:

That wasn't it. :grin:

cowdery
05-08-2011, 15:25
Since Cinco de Mayo celebrates a victory over the French, the calvados may have been a bad idea.

Beating the French may not seem like much to celebrate, but it is Mexico, after all. You take what you can get.

The Cinco de Mayo problem isn't, of course, Mexicans. It's the Mexicans-for-a-day who, much like the Irish-for-a-day, make it a good day to just stay home.

SMOWK
05-08-2011, 15:47
Who says you can't stay home, make up some good tamales, and drink a lot of Tequila?

craigthom
05-08-2011, 16:04
Who wants to tell him? I don't have the heart to do it.

Maybe you could consider the Calvados "spoils of victory".

I'm pretty sure the whole Cinco de Mayo celebration, as observed, was created as a marketing ploy by Mexican restaurants and alcohol sellers.

Which does make it a lot like St. Patrick's Day, except people were celebrating that before it got co-opted.

ebo
05-08-2011, 19:19
My daughter's birthday is on Cinco de Mayo. We always have her BD party on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo.

My wife always makes Margaritas for the occasion, but us men always drink beer and whisk(e)y instead.:lol:

MarkEdwards
05-08-2011, 21:26
The Cinco de Mayo problem isn't, of course, Mexicans. It's the Mexicans-for-a-day who, much like the Irish-for-a-day, make it a good day to just stay home.

Yes, we are surrounded by the Mexicans-for-a-day, who also think throwing empty Corona bottles in the parking lot is a good idea. I hope they are the first ones to drive over the broken glass in the morning when they are already hungover and late for work. :smiley_acbt:

In all fairness, I do believe they were AIMING for the dumpster, but one's aim only seems to degrade after the first case or two of Dos Equis. :rolleyes: