September 16th is Mexican Independence Day (no, it’s not Cinco de Mayo), and believe it or not Mexican and American Independence have quite a few things in common.
Both were seeking to overthrow a colonial government that had conquered the native peoples of that land – the British for the Americans, and the Spanish for the Mexicans.
In addition, both revolutions have a rallying cry “moment” that fanned the flames of freedom. The Mexican equivalent of the Boston Tea Party is “El Grito” – the day Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called on Mexicans in the town of Dolores to rise up against the Spanish.
Hidalgo was already involved in the revolutionary movement and it was, in fact, José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara (the George Washington of Mexico) who asked Hidalgo to inspire people to revolution. On the 16th of September at 2:30 AM (having freed about 80 pro-independence inmates from jail), Hidalgo rang the church bells and gathered the populous and said (in essence): “Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe [symbol of the Indians’ faith], death to bad government, death to the gachupines [the Spaniards]!”.
Each year the President of the Mexican Republic shouts a version of “El Grito” from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City: “Viva México! Viva la Independencia! Vivan los héroes!” Everybody else celebrates with fireworks, bands and the odd glass of Tequila. We suggest you join them, raise a glass of Tres Agaves Tequila, and cheer, ‘Salud’!
As they say, it is the most wonderful time of the year! We at Tres Agaves Products wish you a phenomenal holiday season, filled with everything you could ever wish for (hint hint…Tres Agaves Tequila!).
Our calendar says the Fourth of July was yesterday (Wednesday), but we’re being extra generous with our vacation and celebrating the holiday all week long. So whether or not you took the week off or are counting down the days until the weekend, the festive spirit is still strong. Fireworks, grilling, and thirst quenching cocktails…three things that go oh so well together and aren’t calendar dependent.
Even falling 3-0 to Sweden was not enough to hold back the Mexico National Team from advancing to the 2018 World Cup Round of 16. Thanks to South Korea’s 2-0 win over defending 2014 World Cup Champions, Germany, Mexico will move from the Group Stage into the Round of 16, facing Brazil the morning of Monday, July 2nd. Mexico will have to deliver strong defensive play in order to best Neymar and the rest of the Brazil National Team.
Lucky for us, we don’t have to worry about playing soccer next week. The only hard part is deciding which cocktail to drink while watching the game. We’ve taken care of that for you; grab some Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila and cocktail-ready Tres Agaves Agave Nectar and make your own Cowboy Coffee to get you in the zone for Mexico vs. Brazil.
If you’re in one of the eight states that are holding elections today, we know you may have had to make some tough decisions. At Tres Agaves, we’re used to that. We frequently find ourselves wondering, should we make a Manhattan Mexicano with Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila, or a Paloma with Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila?
We know, we know, after all the thinking that goes in to voting in state and local elections, who has time to make another difficult choice? Luckily you have us here at Tres Agaves to help you out. The obvious choice is… well, we don’t know either. We just know that you can’t go wrong with either one.
So make yourself a cocktail and celebrate the fact that you don’t have to worry about voting for another four months. FOUR MONTHS?? How is that even possible? Maybe we’ll treat ourselves to two drinks tonight.
Since it doesn’t contain high-fructose corn syrup or any other natural ingredients, it won’t leave you feeling sticky and gross after. Plus, a little shaking is the perfect amount of exercise for a Tuesday night. And definitely don’t forget the fresh lime juice!
Here’s to hoping everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day, and cheers to the summer. We’re happy to have you enjoying it with Tres Agaves Tequila and Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail Mixers. ¡Salud!
Tres Agaves is proud to have extended its partnership with Notes & Words—a benefit to support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation—to five years. As is custom, Notes & Words boasted top-level talent with this year’s line up including Dave Grohl, George Saunders, Kelly Corrigan and more!
You can find links to the Dave Grohl’s performance (featuring a special guest!) here. Notes & Words are also close to their donation goal of two million dollars; if you’re able, please take a moment and donate and help them bring healthcare to children in the Bay Area and across the world.