3 Ways to Properly Pregame for Cinco de Mayo

3 Ways to Properly Pregame for Cinco de Mayo

Originally published on idontdoclubs.com on April 30, 2014.

You’re hitting the town this weekend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Technically the Mexican holiday that commemorates the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War is Monday but you have a job and don’t have time for that!

On Saturday, May 3rd, you and your friends are getting dressed up (and will show out) at that trendy Mexican restaurant. But as cute as those skinny margaritas and mo-grias (mojito + sangria combination, not sure if it exsists but I’m sure it’s weak) won’t get the job done so you’ll need to pregame. Here’s where I come in.

1. Select a pregame location that isn’t far from the actual event.

How to Properly Pregame for Cinco de Mayo
Ok I’m sure you’re like, “Genese none of us live in the trendy part of town.” Ok ok, then select a pregame location that is near public transportation from the actual event. You don’t want to have to stumble far :-)

2. Have churros (Spanish doughnuts) on deck.

How to Properly Pregame for Cinco de Mayo
Sweetened or unsweetened (doesn’t really matter), you need to pad your stomach to soak up the alcohol. Oh. No churros just lying around the house? Any bread will do.

3. Pour liberally when creating Olmeca Altos Tequila and Malibu Red cocktails.

Tommy’s Margarita Malibu Red Margarita
Cinco de Mayo Cocktails Cinco de Mayo Cocktails
2 parts Olmeca Altos Plata
1 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part agave nectar
2 parts Malibu Red
1 part lime juice
1 part agave syrup or grenadine
Sea salt
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass, serve on the rocks. Serve in a cocktail glass with a sea salt rim.

Heavy hand-ness is encouraged when mixing these recipes.

Even with all this preparation, you’ll probably still going to end up hungover (sorry) so buy your Tylenol and Gatorade before the foolishness begins. No one wants to drag themselves to the store after a night of partying cause they ain’t got nothing in the house.

Have fun and be safe!