Welcome to First Call, our weekly look at what our editors are drinking to kick off the weekend. Here, we'll be testing out new beers and liquors, and raiding our own stash for old favorites. Salud!
Cinco de Mayo is just like St. Patrick's Day. Except instead of Ireland, it's Mexico. And instead of the arrival of Christianity in the Emerald Isle, it's celebrating the defeat of the French by the Mexican army. OK, so maybe they're nothing alike. Except for the fact that they're both days everyone uses as an excuse to drink from dusk 'til dawn while mostly refusing to learn anything cultural. And that, friends, is reason enough to celebrate. Here's what you're drinking -- note the absence of Champagne.