Cinco de MINE

3 May

You know how in cartoons there is always that one character that is just about to save the day until he sees that BIG RED BUTTON that says “DO NOT PRESS”?  Well folks, thats me!  The more someone tells me to do something, the more intrinsically obligated I feel to do the exact opposite.

Case and point: The more I tried to force myself to write a post about healthy Cinco de Mayo margaritas, the more I wanted to rebel against this tequila-fueled holiday!

But what am I supposed to celebrate while everyone is throwing on their sombreros and tipping back Dos Equis?  Per usual, I found some alternatives!

Uno, Dos, Tres Rebelious Ways to Celebrate on May 5th:

1.  Cinco de Mustache

Defined by Urban Dictionary as “a day when men are men and celebrate the glory that is the moustache”.

All over the country, in places like NYC and Michigan, mustache (or moustache, if you prefer) lovers commemorate the facial patch by drinking PBR, rocking acid washed jeans and proudly flaunting their own unique mustache.

2.  National Hoagie Day

A hoagie, often referred to as a sub, grinder, sandwich, wedge, or po’boy, is one of America’s favorite meal staples.  Although the creator of this holiday remains unknown, May 5 has always been recognized as the official day to celebrate your favorite hoagie. 

Looks like this guy chose to celebrate Cinco de Moustache and Hoagie Day!

Eating a hoagie full of carbohydrates is an ideal precursor to a heavy night of drinking–no matter what holiday you decide to celebrate!

3.  Osama Bin Laden Cocktails

While this extremely cliche and politically-incorrect, I couldn’t resist including some of the recent cocktail recipes popping up online after Bin Laden’s recent death.  Drink at your own risk!

Osama Bin Laden:

1 oz Absinthe

1 dash Tabasco

Add dash of Tabasco to shot of absinthe and enjoy!

Red Death

1/2 oz vodka

1/2 oz Southern Comfort

1/2 oz almaretto

1/2 oz triple sec

1/2 oz sloe gin

orange juice

Pour all alcoholic ingredients into a tall glass with ice and fill to top with orange juice!

Red Death cocktail

But if you decide you are a little more old fashioned and want a healthy Cinco de Mayo, clike HERE for an older post I wrote about blood orange margaritas!

One Response to “Cinco de MINE”

  1. Marcus May 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    You are absurd, but thanks for the brief work distraction.

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