Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Today marks a massive day of celebration in Mexico to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. It's also a day of massive consumption of tequila and Mexican beer. So this weeks drink pick was a fun one because the obvious go-to is a margarita (see post from April 7th for an amazing margarita recipe that includes serrano pepper and cucumber), but we wanted to share the secrets of the real local favorite, the Mexican Michelada. The drink basically reads like a Bloody Mary but with a Mexican twist. There are a lot of different takes on the Michelada, but this recipe is the way they make it south of the border. This refreshing and tangy drink It is is made with Clamato juice and Mexican beer and is so refreshing it's great at brunch or cooling down under the sun any time of day.
For our song pick this week and a most admirable nod to Mexico we selected a Santana classic, Jingo. This song is meant to be played really loud with hips swaying as you get so down to the most epic bongo and guitar duet ever!! If you don't already own it on vinyl, listen on YouTube. Written in 1969 this song dates way way back but will never go out of style.
That leads me to a beach classic, the Mexican Baja pull over, which will also never go out of style. The Carve Designs take on the Baja is our Cantina Hoodie. It comes in two colors, Olive and Ivory, and has a Mexican inspired print. A thin cotton, with draw string, neck detailing and hoodie for coverage, it is absolutely the perfect top to throw on over a suit on the beach when the wind picks up or walking around town with your favorite denim. This top is sure to be a go to summer after summer.
Have fun celebrating our favorite neighbors to the South!