Cinco de Mayo came on a Friday this year, so we had ourselves a Mexican-infused fiesta down at DSC!

The 5th of May, or ‘Cinco de Mayo’ in Spanish, is a massive day for Mexicans who love to celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

The French, then considered the greatest army in the world, invaded Mexico in late 1861 in an attempt to establish a Latin American empire. The Mexicans were having none of it though, and – despite being poorly equipped and outnumbered 6,000 to 2,000 – they decisively crushed the French Army in one of the most famous and unlikely underdog victories in history.

Unsurprisingly, the day has become cause for great celebration and national pride in Mexico – and, as any good neighbour would, The States have started to join in!

Cinco de Mayo - London Cocktail Bar -Mexico - Tequila Mezcal Discount Suit Company

Cinco de Mayo - London Cocktail Bar -Mexico - Tequila Mezcal Discount Suit Company

We’re always up for a party, and were also keen to get involved in the celebrations with a latino-inspired night at DSC. We designed a special Mezcal-based guest cocktail in honour of the event – named after the colourful Mexican wresters, The Luchador was an awesomely smokey, stirred down blend of Quiquiriqi Mezcal, Amaro Montenegro & Cocchi Rosa – ¡Qué rico!

Tortilla chips and homemade salsa were complimentary on the night, and the bartenders wore Luchador masks, sombreros and moustaches to get in the spirit.

DJ Eli Silverman put together a funky boogaloo set to get people hyped, and the music and dancing carried on late into the night – don’t miss it next year!

Cinco de Mayo - London Cocktail Bar -Mexico - Tequila Mezcal Discount Suit Company