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Cinco de Mayo Cocktails (Recipes)


Happy Cinco de Mayo! NoDef has already shared the best spots around New Orleans to celebrate with live music, tacos, and of course a drink or two. For the more introverted celebrants, there are still plenty of ways to get down from the comfort of your own kitchen. NoDef's pals at the Mexican-born William Grant & Sons offered up a few suggestions for cocktails featuring traditional spirits like tequila, mezcal, and Ancho Reyes. ¡Salud!


Mexcellent: Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo


We here in New Orleans are never short on reasons to celebrate — whether festivals or second-lines, we've got the whole party thing down. Still, perhaps given our French roots in the Crescent City, it's tricky to find a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, which marks Mexico's defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla.

 

NoDef offers a run down of the best events around town honoring the holiday this Friday. 


Mexican Standoff

NOLA's Many Opportunities to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo



With all the fleur-de-lis decorating New Orleans, it is evident that the city puts our French heritage in the spotlight. So, finding a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla, can be a bit tricky. NoDef has a list of all the specials and parties honoring the holiday tonight.


Sinkhole de Mayo


The mix of an excuse for a party and public infrastructure failure is distinctly New Orleans. Likewise, the mix of a small joke and big, viral reaction is distinct to our modern web powered society. These world collided on Tuesday (5.03) when a Sinkhole de Mayo party became an instant rage. Then, organizers were faced with the dilemma of managing a joke that became a very real event for over 1000 people.


Mex Flex: Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NOLA


NOLA loves a reason to celebrate, but as a City, we tend to focus on our French roots. So, finding a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla, can be a bit tricky. NoDef has a list of all the specials and parties honoring the holiday tonight.


Today in NOLA: 5.05.15


Now that Jazz Fest has passed, Cinco de Mayo gives New Orleanians yet another reason to party. There are parties all over the city and the Pixies are in town. On this day in 1713, Antoine Cadillac was appointed Spanish Governor of Louisiana. Now, more to do this Monday. 


Mexican Restos Prepare for Cinco de Mayo


Jazz Fest tourists have fled, but Cinco de Mayo crowds are packing New Orleans' bars and Mexican restaurants. Casa Borrega (1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.) is hosting a block party, and Juan's Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 4724 S. Carrollton Ave.) is preparing for their biggest night of the year. Casa Borrega owner and native of Mexico City, Hugo Montero, talks to NoDef about what Cinco de Mayo means in Mexico, as well as the agenda for tonight. 


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