Cinco de Mayo, is not the day of Mexican Independence, it is the day that celebrates the Mexican Army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. For many of us, it has come to be a day to hit the local Mexican Restaurant and imbibe on delicious Margaritas and Mexican Food Favorites, accompanied by a Mariachi Band. It is also a great reason to plan a get together with friends and have a party! This year the holiday falls on a Sunday, making it perfect for a late afternoon party with great drinks and some real deal Mexican street fare. I plan to post food and beverage recipes that will truly inspire you to planning a great El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Cheers!