Your Guide to Celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day
In honor of commemorating the Grito de Dolores, an 1810 event that began Mexico’s war for independence from Spain, celebrate with a themed party! Consider a red, white, and green theme, inspired by the Mexican flag. Complete the look of your fiesta with traditional decorations like this festive banner, woven table runner, and a traditional Mexican beverage.
Mexican Independence Day is a major celebration in Mexico and is actually larger than Cinco de Mayo. Who would have though? This national holiday is celebrated with a huge fiesta that beings on the evening before Mexican Independence Day. In large cities, such as Mexico City, the city square is lavishly decorated with flags, flowers, lights and other decorations in red, white and green colors. The party is huge and is complete with music, food and fun! Of course, no national holiday would be complete without a few tasty beverages to enjoy!
Rompope, a type of eggnog, is enjoyed throughout the entire country of Mexico. This recipe takes a twist on the classic traditional drink.
1 part Tres Agaves Añejo
¾ parts Heavy Cream
1 part Coffee Liquor (such as Kahlua)
½ part Giffard Crème de Cacao
1 Egg Yolk
Add all ingredients in the shaker and dry shake (without ice); then add ice and shake, then strain into rocks glass