Everybody loves to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but how many of you know the story behind it? It’s observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Here in the United States, Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) has become a celebration of Mexican heritage, filled with parties, food, fun, cervezas and of course, plenty of margaritas.
Since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Thursday this year (boo!), we decided to celebrate over the weekend, and our friends at Sauza Tequila supplied the most important ingredient of all.. the tequila!
The weather was just perfect, so we decided to have our party in the backyard. We transformed our ordinary table into something befitting of the holiday with a simple Mexican blanket and some other knick knacks we had lying around the house. Add in some festive music, plenty of chips and salsa to go around, along with pitchers of margaritas, and you’ve got the makings of one epic party.
You read that right, I said pitchers. Rather than get stuck playing bartender all night long, I whipped up a few pitchers of margaritas beforehand (one mild, one wild), which people could then help themselves to. This is the way to do it, as it gives you more time to mingle with my guests and partake in the festivities.
Here’s how you make them:
Sauza Classic Margarita (Serves 8)
- 1 ½ cups Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
- 1 cup lime juice
- ½ cup DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur
- ½ cup simple syrup
Preparation: Add ingredients to pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into margarita glasses. Garnish with lime on the rim and serve. Salt rim is optional.
Sauza Cucumber Chili Margarita (Serves 8)
- 2 cups Sauza® Cucumber Chili Tequila
- 1 cup DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liqueur
- 2 cups Fresh Lemon Sour
- Juice of 6 whole limes
Preparation: Add ingredients to pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into margarita glasses. Garnish with lime on the rim and float a thin slice of cucumber. Salt rim is optional.
For even more Cinco de Mayo ideas, be sure to visit sauzatequila.com. So how are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Share your own #MyKindofCinco ideas below!
Photo Credit: Jackie Korang for Guys Gab
Bud Light Kicks Off The Football Season With Two New ‘Dilly Dilly’ Spots
I don’t know about you, but I just cannot get enough of those hilarious Bud Light Dilly Dilly commercials. And lucky for us, Bud Light is back with two new “Dilly Dilly” ads to celebrate the long-awaited return of the NFL football season.
Bud Lights For Everyone:
During the college football kickoff weekend, Bud Light previewed this spot, which depicts our regal King gifting his kingdom’s loyal habitants with his favorite light lager, Bud Light, when one of the pub patrons asks for a mead. The ad highlights the one friend in every group who tries to show off their sophisticated palette, even when it contradicts the group’s preference.
This commercial introduces two new characters from the neighboring kingdom, Count and Countess Pamplemousse. The Pamplemousse’s represent the snobby friends you always seem to invite to a party. Royal Affair celebrates Bud Light as the light lager of choice for a large group of friends (and foes).
Here’s hoping that these two are just the first in a long line of Dilly Dilly commercials that run throughout the season!
Busch Light Gets In On The Pumpkin Spice Latte Craze With ‘Busch Latte’
Last week, Starbucks announced that they were bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Busch Light wasted no time in getting in on the action by temporarily rebranding Busch Light as Busch Latte, and sharing a photo of the new can on Twitter.
As expected, Twitter lost their collective minds, with people rushing out to score some Busch Latte of their very own. The only problem? It’s not real. No, it’s just a clever marketing stunt that pokes fun at the PSL craze. Well played Busch Light!
But they didn’t stop there. In addition to the photoshopped Busch Latte cans on Twitter, they also rolled out a series of mobile #BuschLatte billboards in St Louis, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, parking outside of various Starbucks for the ultimate in trolling.
While you can’t get your hands on any physical Busch Latte cans, you can snag some sweet Busch Latte merch here, with a selection of shirts and coozies to choose from.
Here’s hoping that AB actually released some Busch Latte cans, as I’d definitely buy them! 🙂
Bud Light Victory Fridges To Reward Fans Upon Cleveland Browns’ First Win
To say that the Cleveland Browns have been on a losing streak would be putting it mildly. The team has only won a single game in the past two seasons. In fact, Johnny Manziel was the last quarterback to win a game for the Browns. Pretty crazy, right?
Bud Light believes in the Browns though, and to show their support they’ve rolled out a bunch of Victory Fridges across various Cleveland watering holes, filled with ice-cold Bud Light. The only catch? These fridges are currently locked.
Featuring a smart-technology, all of the Victory Fridges will simultaneously unlock after the Browns capture their first regular-season victory and snap their winless streak, giving fans 21 and over the chance to enjoy the sweet taste of victory together. Dilly Dilly!
“The Bud Light Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fanbase that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens. We’re proud to show our support for Cleveland, and we’re always looking to bring NFL fans and friends together for memorable experiences. It’s going to be fun to be part of the celebration when the team earns their first victory of the season,” said Andy Goeler, Vice-President of Marketing, Bud Light.
Here’s hoping that Bud Light has a good shelf life, because I just don’t see the Browns’ losing streak ending anytime soon. 🙂