We’ve Listed The Best Spirits To Sip This Mexican Independence Day
Not to be confused with Cinco de Mayo which observes the victory over France, Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16. It marks the country’s battle against the colonial government of Spain. Streets are adorned with flags, flowers, and lights, with parades, rodeos and street parties bringing people together to honor the occasion. Whether you prefer to toast the holiday with Banderita Shots or in a cocktail with tequila or mezcal, we’ve rounded up the best sips to try if you’re planning your own Mexican festivity.
Partida Añejo Cristalino
Perfectly aged for 18 months in ex-bourbon barrels, and filtered out to remove color, this tequila has sweet and woody aromas. The finish is pleasantly long and dry and meant to be savored. Sip neat, or on the rocks.
Tequila Chamucos Anejo
Launched in both Mexico and the US in 1994, it features a beautiful, slightly sweet with seductive spice involving toffee, vanilla, and tropical spice to create a unique tequila experience. All packaging involves the use of recyclable materials. Additionally, the recycled glass used to create the artisanal bottles burns less fuel and requires less energy use by burning at 800 degrees Celsius.
Tequila Partida Reposado
This light amber color and golden tone spirit is full bodied. It involves notable aromas of vanilla, cooked agave, caramel, bourbon, and almond.
Tequila Partida Anejo
Sip this for refined aromas of oak, chocolate, dry fruits, and butter. The intense golden color highlights tones of bronze and has a pleasant sweetness and spice that screams possibilities in cocktails.
Gracias a Dios Mezcal Espadin Blanco
The Gracias a Dios Espadin uses 8-year old agave Espadín, two times distilled, and aged 4 months in American oak. Spiced from the beginning with a slight smokiness, in its primary aromas, herbs and citric notes can be perceived including lemon tree leaves and peel.