Un cuento histórico

Today, my dear readers, I thought I would share with you one of the greatest legends of lore. Here’s the historic tale:

Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Veracruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever exported out of England at the time. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were distraught at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

Insert heavy sigh here. I think you guys have deservedly earned a few cocktails recipes for reading through that terrible excuse of a joke.


1½ parts premium tequila
1 part Hiram Walker® Pomegranate Schnapps
¼ part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
½ part lime juice
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Shake or blend with ice into salt-rimmed margarita glass.

Absolut Mango Margarita:

1 part ABSOLUT Mango (Yes, a margarita with vodka – I think you’ll really enjoy it!)
2 parts lime juice
1 part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
1 part mango puree
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add rim with a mixture of a sugar base with salt and Lucas Mexican chili powder.

¡Disfrute amigos!
– SJ


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5 responses to “Un cuento histórico

  1. That mango vodka margarita sounds good. I’d definitely try it since I don’t like anything with tequila.

  2. I like the joke better than anything calling itself a Margarita that has vodka instead of tequila!

  3. Joe

    A margarita with vodka is called a sidecar. Or rather, a sidecar with tequila is called a margarita.

  4. Pingback: A Surprising Summer Recipe « Cocktail Culture

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