Wed 5/4 – 4-9:00 PM – $5 Sangria special A very nice Cabernet, brandy, fresh raspberries & strawberries, fruit juices for a nice blend of not too sweet nor not too tart! Since we ran out last week within the hour, we promise we will be making more!
Thurs 5/5 – 4-9:00 PM –CINCO DE MAYO – Many people in Mexico and the U.S. celebrate a holiday each May 5 called Cinco de Mayo, a Spanish phrase meaning literally the “Fifth of May.” Following the Mexican Civil War, Mexico did not have sufficient funds to make payments on its debts to foreign governments which was then invaded by the United Kingdom, Spain, and France who were seeking repayment of these outstanding debts. The United Kingdom and Spain signed treaties with Mexico and returned home, but the French under Napoleon III engaged Mexican troops in a battle near the City of Puebla on May 5, 1862. With fewer soldiers & military resources the Mexican army victoriously prevailed and the day was declared a national holiday. It is not an official Mexican holiday and is celebrated more actively in the US than many parts of Mexico with the first celebration beginning in California in 1863 as a sign of solidarity with Mexico against the French. By the 1930s the holiday spread and has become an accepted American holiday with the usual fare of tacos and margaritas.
Cinco de mayo special cocktails: The national drink of Mexico is the Paloma (Spanish for dove) -Paloma – Pisco, fresh squeezed lime juice, grapefruit soda; Palomita (little dove) – Brandy, fresh squeezed lime juice, grapefruit soda; Oaxaca (wa hock ca) Old Fashioned – Pisco, tequila, agave nectar, angostura bitters; Spicy Brandy Margarita – Pisco, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lime juice, muddled jalapeno coins, agave syrup; Sweet & Spicy Brandy Margarita – Pisco, Cointreau, lime juice, pineapple juice, muddled jalapeno round with pineapple and the Worldly flight ½ price
Reminder May 11 – 7-9:00 PM – North Carolina Writers Network returns to the “In the Company of Writers” series with the Kakalak Writers’ Group, more info to follow.