It's hard to believe that it's that time of year again, but dust off your Sombreros and break open a bottle of your best agave juice...Cinco de Mayo has arrived.

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S.-Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people with a Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, of food, music, beverage and customs unique to Mexico.

In previous years we've offered up a Margarita recipe for you to mix up on the day, but thought we'd do it differently this time. This year we're happy to offer you 4 varieties of desktop wallpapers for your Mac or PC to add a bit more colour to day. Now what other tequila site does that? Simply choose your preferred colour and slap it on to that monitor. Most screen sizes (widescreen) have been accounted for, but should you need a specific size then get in touch and we'll see what we can do for you. We have however included the 'monster' 2560 x 1600 version for you to cut and crop as you see fit.

Red Wallpapers - Green Wallpapers - Orange Wallpapers - Blue Wallpapers

Disclaimer: The tequilatown appreciates that 100% agave tequila should never be taken with lemon as depicted, but images produced are purely for entertainment value. Individuals that however wish to ruin their drink with fruits and (god forbid) salt are free to do so, even though we think they're bonkers.

Oh, who are we kidding. Here's a recipe for the traditional margarita, in case you have no idea how to make one.

The Traditional Margarita


1.5 oz. tequila
1 oz. triple sec
0.5 oz. lime juice
Lime wedge

Putting it together

Grab a lime wedge and run it around the edge of a margarita glass. On a plate, table or even a mirror (be sure to clean off the Colombian Marching Powder first) spread out a layer of salt, then run the outside of the glass through the salt to create a rim. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila (100% agave only of course), triple sec, and lime juice with ice and shake well. Throw some crushed ice into the glass, strain the shaken ingredients in and enjoy. If that all seems to much work then just grab a glass and drink the tequila straight up.

¡Salud y’all!