Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the 5th May, marks the date when the Mexican army defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

It’s become a big annual celebration across the Atlantic in Mexico and the US, and this year it came to Discount Suit Company for the second year running.

The night itself kicked off at 6pm, and the importation of Mexican party vibes proved to be a great fit once more.

The Latin themes ran strongly throughout our liquid refreshments for the night, which included our guest serve for the month, Señor Juan.. as well as plenty of Mezcal shots.

Featuring Quiquiriqui Mezcal firmly at its base, Juan played on his Mexican heritage with hibiscus & lime also starring. A herbaceous edge was supplied, with a little sage to round him off.

Meanwhile, spirits were kept high all night with a healthy playlist of Latin Boogaloo bangers, which were flying off our decks courtesy of resident DJ, Danny Roberts.

There was also a feast of Mexican bites as nourishment for our fiesta, including Nachos and even a homemade salsa.

Thanks to everyone who came down to this year’s fiesta for a dance and a drink-up, it was great to have you. All the more so since there wasn’t a Trump in sight.

You can also still get your hands on our guest cocktail for May, Señor Juan, if you wanted to keep the Latin spirit alive.