Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With a Touch of Greekness

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican victory over the French. A dominant French force against a small Mexican army that barely had equipment to fight.

What it's not is Mexican Independence Day as most people assume.

It's a fun celebration filled with margaritas, tacos, guacamole and of course Tequila.

In the mid 90's I took a trip to Greece and when a friend of mine ordered shots of tequila at a beautiful bar in the Mikrolimano area of Athens I was surprised to find it served without lime and salt.

To my surprise it was served with an orange slice and a sprinkle of cinnamon. A perfect Greek and Mediterranean version of the shot. Simple yet it made you know what part of the world you were in.

So to all Greeks celebrating Cinco de Mayo I say add a little Greekness to your party.

You can get creative with a blend of cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg but whatever you do make sure you add a touch of Greekness to all your celebrations.

Στην υγεία μας! Salud!

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