Put away your Coronas folks. Hooch and Hops is here to tell you what you should be drinking to commemorate Cinco de Mayo. Here are a few adult beverages to help you celebrate.
Start with the basics. A Hooch and Hops regular reader suggested Azul Tequila on the rocks or in a margarita. Azul Tequila is a great combination of quality and value. Azul is double distilled and has been described as light and fruity, perfect for a fresh fruit margarita. Here is a link for for a whole boatload of margaritas recipes from Allrecipes.com.
Our next selection(s) for Cinco de Mayo are two fine craft beers. The first of these is Central Waters Peruvian Morning, a beer whose flavor is “as deep as the Peruvian Andes.” This bourbon barrel aged stout brings flavors of coffee, vanilla, and tannins to your palate. As a side note, Central Waters is Wisconsin’s first green powered brewery. Kudos to you Central Waters.
Our second craft beer selections is from one of Hooch and Hops’ favorite new breweries, Clown Shoes Beer. Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes is a Mexican inspired stout. Clown Shoes wanted to put there own touch on a stout so they decided to spice things up a bit. They achieved this spiciness by adding extra chocolate malt, ancho chiles, cinnamon, and vanilla. Plus they have a crazy looking, multi-limbed Mexican wrestler on the label. Even though I am terrified of clowns I like this beer. Enjoy yourselves this Cinco de Mayo and remember, always look for ways to Drink Better.