10 things you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo

It’s been 152 years since the great battle that Cinco de Mayo commemorates, so it makes sense that you should celebrate with a spirit that’s been around almost that long. Tequila Herradura’s been handcrafted from hand-harvested 100% blue agave since 1870, bringing the authenticity you need to properly pay tribute to a day that changed America’s fortunes as much as Mexico’s.

If you’re asking yourself, “Wait, what was that?” then keep reading, because besides the Battle of Puebla’s helpful side-benefit of preventing Napoleon’s nephew from dramatically affecting U.S. history, we found nine more incredible facts on the holiday you only thought you knew. Catch up on that, and keep drinking historic tequila.