Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Battle Of Puebla

Every month, where i work (Hi-Time Wine Cellars, the best Wine/ Liquor Store around.) i have to present a 'Cocktail of the Month' each month. For May i was having some troubles finding a historical cocktail to feature, so i decided to present one that i had been toying with. Called 'The Battle of Puebla', it is built like so:

Garnish with a Large (or long if you prefer) Lemon Zest

1 Oz Don Amado Rustico
2 Oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
2 Dashes of Peychauds Bitters
.5 Oz Fresh Lemon (feel free to adjust)

add some ice Stir and THOROUGHLY CHILL.

A Nicely Spicy drink.

The name comes from the battle (and subsequent victory) that is celebrated on Cinco de Mayo. The Battle of Puebla took place on May 5, 1862 near the city of Puebla during the French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in an unsuspected victory for Mexico against the occupying French forces. The Battle has significance for a couple of reasons: 1) outnumbered almost two-to-one, Mexico defeated a much better-equipped French army that had not lost for almost 50 years. 2) this battle was "the last time that an army from another continent invaded the Americas".

The idea for the proportions was taken from the proportions of the battle--
Mexico (represented by Mezcal) 1 Part
France (represented by Canton) 2 Part
2 Dashes of Bitterness (handled by Peychauds)
Some Zest, and some juice (here provided by the lemon)
and we have a winner with 'The Battle of Puebla'.

The facts above were liberally taken from Wilipedia, and i thank them for making my life more complete.