The Real History Behind Cinqo de Mayo (and some wicked Tequilas)

history behind cinco de mayo

May 5th, Cinqo de Mayo, another holiday often used as an excuse to imbibe. But few people know the actual history behind today, so let this animated video educate you. Then you can throw back some of the great Tequilas we’re sharing with you.

History Behind Cinqo de Mayo


Production and Animation by Elisa Solinas

Now that you know the real history behind Cinqo de Mayo, here are some unusual, fabulously branded and beautifully designed Tequilas with which to celebrate!

Artist Gabriel Orozco’s beautiful limited edition bottle for Casa Dragones Tequila
Gabriel Orozco Casa Dragones
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Patrón and Lalique take Tequila to new heights of luxury
Patron Tequila and Lalique
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3 Urban Artists Design Lucha Libre Bottles for 1800 Tequila.
Artist bottle designs for 1800 Tequila
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The $2000 Gary Baseman Mermaid Decanter for 1800 Tequila
Gary Baseman decanter
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Rudo and Tecnico Tequilas Wrestle with Design for some fun branding.
Rudo and Tecnico Tequila
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David Yurman Tops Off Patron Anejo With A 24k Gold Embellished Dagger.
David Yurman Dagger stopper for Patron Tequila
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1800 Tequila Bottles By Artists
Artist designed bottles for 1800 Tequila
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See over 170 beautiful bottle designs for Tequilas, Mezcals, Rums and Cachacas here