Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate a little-known battle victory from 1862 with the aid of food, friends, and of course drinks. This list is just a small sample of cocktails with origins in Mexico, each one can be customized to almost anyone’s liking. Whatever you decide, make sure you drink responsibly while you’re having a good time. Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos!
Scotch and Bourbon are both members of a very popular, and widely consumed family: Whiskey – a dark brown drink with an aged taste that’s frequently enjoyed by people from Scotland to Japan, and of course the United States. Many popular brands like Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniels, and Maker’s Mark have become household names due to their popularity. The world of whiskey has a few rules, each set forth to distinguish between the various members of the family. The biggest rule: In order to qualify as “whiskey,” the drink must be distilled to a minimum of 40% and a maximum of 94.8% alcohol by volume (ABV). ABV determines whether we have a whiskey in our hand, but what determines if what we’re drinking is scotch or bourbon?
Alas – it’s finally the weekend and you’re taking the time to enjoy a cold one. Or maybe it’s a Thursday night and you’re out at dinner with some friends and decide to reward yourself on a busy week. Whatever the situation, the beer you’re drinking should be perfect for making the occasion even better. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a “master brewer” to know which beer is right for you.