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    Cinco de Mayo

    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)?
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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    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.
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    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    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.

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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    Sounds to me that you had it figured out. I stayed inside and could still hear the music coming from the park.
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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    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.

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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    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.
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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    Don't much care for 'traditional' drinks for Cinco de Mayo, so made do with what I like. So there.
    That wasn't it.
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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    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.

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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    Who says you can't stay home, make up some good tamales, and drink a lot of Tequila?

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    Re: Cinco de Mayo

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    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.

 

 

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