We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo all wrong. It isn’t a holiday in Mexico the way it is here. In fact, it’s hardly recognized in Mexico, aside from Puebla (the only state out of the country’s 31 to observe it).
Even the margarita is barely Mexican ― while there are varying legends of the cocktail’s origin, the version most referenced is told by David Wondrich: An Irish bartender in Tijuana, named Madden, accidentally created the Tequila Daisy when he tried to make a traditional Daisy and grabbed the wrong bottle. What’s “daisy” in Spanish? Margarita.
So if you came here for a margarita recipe, you can find those somewhere else (because yes, they’re still delicious).
But if you must celebrate by drinking on May 5, maybe you could do something really crazy and imbibe the following legitimately Mexican beverages: