So we all know whats gonna happen today, and lets be honest it's not so much today, but tomorrow thats gonna matter. Today is CINCO de MAYO!!! (Spoiler alert: History ahead, skip to the next paragraph if that sorta stuff bores your soul) In May of 1862, a powerful French army was in Mexico, fighting its way to Mexico City, where they hoped to force the Mexican government to honor some previous debts. The French army was well-armed, well-disciplined and was efficiently destroying all resistance on its march to the capital. Outside of the town of Puebla, however, a most unlikely thing happened: Mexican soldiers, most of them with no training and poor equipment, defeated the French. The Battle of Puebla is remembered every May fifth. (Minster, Christopher. "Seven Facts about Cinco de Mayo" LatinAmericanHistory.com)
Whew... now that thats over. Lets get drinking! And when it comes to the hellish hangover tomorrow may bring, lets start with keeping it at bay by being careful about WHAT we are drinking. If you're looking to party all night and not ingest half of the bars sugar then stay away from the overly sweet pre-mixed margaritas and stick to the basics. Tequila, lime, and a little Triple sec. Trust me it will save you tons of calories you wouldn't even remember in the morning. Some folks call this a "Skinny Margarita", I call it "tequila with extra lime". I also order it minus the lime and triple sec.
Now for the most important part, if you are having Tequila... please... please please please don't just drink Jose Cuervo Gold (or anything you can buy in a plastic bottle) all night unless you have the tolerance for a hangover made of 40-60% agave (the main ingredient in Tequila). I love cuervo as much as the next man but it will kill you in the morning. Stick to a higher quality mixer, even when you get drunk.
Last but not least, food. Go out and have an awesome Mexican dinner before getting smashed! Don't just eat dirty bar chips and dip all night. Make it a true celebration and help yourself out with at least a touch of self control. I know its hard, but your future self will thank you for the decisions you make today about tonight!
Most importantly GO HAVE AN AWESOME CINCO DE MAYO!!!!