Imbiber's Bible indites that you drink up this Cinco de Mayo... here are some holiday-friendly drink suggestions.
I don’t know what the actual significance of this holiday is (and I don’t really feel like Googling) , but any excuse to don a sombrero, bash open a piñata and, most importantly, break out the booze is just fine by me. Here are a few suggestions for the alcoholic in all of us for how to make this particular Thirstay Thursday muy bien:
Como se dice duh? This frosty beverage is the staple accompaniment to any beach vacay, fajita platter or Margarita Monday (alliteration gives you a perfect excuse to drink—see Tequila Tuesday). And when you order one or twelve of these on Cinco de Mayo, you’re not an alcoholic—you’re cultured! Also, because this glorious holiday falls on a Thursday, you can indulge for a low, low price at El Arroyo’s happy hour. $1/drink? You’d be foolish NOT to go.
Believe it or not, that’s Spanish! So take this opportunity to stop pretentiously pretending you like some BS Belgian ale or some other fantasy land foreign brew and order one of these. Thursdays downtown offer great specials, so hit up Aquarium or Library for some dolla dolla beers y’all, and make the festive choice. There’s no better way to look like the most interesting (wo)man in the world. Olé!
SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS!
Patrón, José Cuervo, Juarez…
Whatever your price range, I’m prescribing tequila. Not only does it make your clothes come off (uhh… rumor has it), it’s the only shot that comes with garnishes—i.e. you can opt for lower quality and you can chase without looking like a total pansy! And with multiple steps (salt! shot! lime!), it’s a shot, snack and activity all in one. I’ll drink to that.
Chips and queso
Yes, this is a drinking blog. But really—when do chips and queso taste better than at 3 a.m. on Cinco de Mayo when you’re sitting in Kerbey Lane, sending your ex illegible texts with your best friend passed out in the booth beside you? As a bonus, they’re also currently serving a vegan variety queso so your animal-friendly alcoholic accomplices can indulge as well.
So there you go! Just some cheap tips to make the most of your May 5th. They certainly aren’t waist-friendly, but they’re definitely wasted-friendly. De nada.