happy cinco de mayo. do you know why it is celebrated? i was not positive i did, so i went to wikipedia and this is what it said. . . “Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a voluntarily observed holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.” (source: wikipedia)
1 cup bottled Morello cherries, drained, or pitted fresh or frozen tart red cherries
1/2 cup black cherry juice or cherry juice
1/2 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau)
1/4 cup brandy
OneS 750-liter bottle Prosecco
8 oz. raspberry-flavored ginger ale
Squeeze juice from the lemon. Combine lemon juice, cherries, black cherry juice, orange liqueur, and brandy in a large covered pitcher. Chill overnight to macerate.
To serve, add Prosecco, raspberry-flavored ginger ale, and ice; stir. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with fresh mint. Makes 8 servings.