Cinco de Mayo can be a great drink holiday in the US (much grander than in Mexico, actually). But why do we cut margarita glasses every May 5?
May 5 marks the day the Mexican army defeated French invaders in the Battle of Puebla, back in 1862. No, it is not like some believe Mexican Independence Day, which actually takes place on September 16. It's a small military vacation in Mexico, marked by a ceremonial parade on the streets of Puebla. In the United States, it has been watered in just another Tecate drinking holiday. You can thank beer companies in the 70s to popularize the day as a trick to getting $$$ from Spanish society.
So as you rub margaritas, cervezas or micheladas this Sunday, know what the day is really about. And a good thing: You don't have to go far or even to the nearest bar to do it. Here are five devices that give spirits to your door. Before you place your order, check out the Chowhound's guide to lesser known but way cooler Mexican beer beers.
Drizly asks you for your address and returns with a spectacular selection of beer, wine and spirits from partnering stores without any price estimates. Drizly pinky-swears to deliver your order ASAP. If you can wait, you can schedule a delivery up to two weeks in advance, or if you live outside one of the 70 plus cities that five-star Drizly supplies, you can get your hooch delivered in two to three days.  screenshot-2019-05-03-drive-the-by-its-the-liquor-store "data-original =" https://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/img/FnD61Pb2h86GJfX1OIbDht2i21s=/2019/05 / 03 /78ac5f8f-2ace-4c5d-aae6-a642a85b69b8/screenshot-2019-05-03-drizly-get-the-door-its-the-liquor-store.png”/>
Few celebrate within an hour with Drizly.
Minibar also delivers 30 plus cities, but the app is unique in its beautiful, easy-to-navigate design, powerful searches and excellently cured spirits, wine and beer collections. Orders can arrive as fast as 30 to 60 minutes or placed up to 14 days in advance.
If you are fortunate enough to live in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento or Chicago, you can get sown through Saucey. With the five-star app you can get spirits, wine, beer and mixers delivered within 30 minutes. Those who jone (or will go through the shakes) will appreciate real-time updates and even the ability to see your courier on a map.
Order from your favorite department stores or grocery stores on Delivery.com. Look for your preferred tequila (Cuervo to Don Julio and everything in between) or Modelo Mexican beer – or whatever your needs.
You may already know Instacart as the popular grocery store, but did you know that the Instacart app can also deliver your favorite beer, wine and spirits? Even better, you can get it in an hour or less, and your first delivery is free.