Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. It’s scarcely celebrated outside of North America. Though in the Puebla State it’s meant to commemorate The Battle of Puebla in 1862, the cultural symbolism in Canada is largely lost.
So, given that your gringo idea of Cinco de Mayo is assumedly centered around a bottle of tequila. Plus, pummeling a piñata to death, and a guacamole mixer, here’s the essential LCBO-inspired Cinco de Mayo tequila guide.
Sauza Gold – $46
Let’s start off with shit that’ll make you swirl. Further on down the list you’ll want to choose your hooch with more care. But stock up on this rail staple first and hide it in the cabinet for the after-fiesta!
The handcrafted blue bottle and leather label is enough to make this smooth reposado stand out on your shelf. Its sippable character and notes of citrus and white pepper might not leave it up there for long.
Tequila Don Julio Blanco – $76.50
One of the more refined blanco (un-aged) tequilas at the LCBO, the dry citrusy flavour will have your tongue tingling with hints of black pepper. Try it in a Picante!
What will be your tequila of choice this Cinco de Mayo? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.