The folks at Cabo Wabo alerted us of this little known St. Patrick’s Day tidbit. More Mexicans celebrate St. Patty’s Day than the Irish and it’s all because of the fabled Mexican leprechaun. Are they for real?
As the legend goes, back in 1845 the Irish potato famine forced a clan of Leprechauns to embark from their homeland in search of greener pastures. Unfortunately, they weren’t the only ones scrambling to find a new life in a foreign land. In all the chaos, a few of the leprechauns ended up on the wrong boat headed to the Gulf of Mexico. Unsure of their surroundings, the leprechauns began to explore their new home only to be pleasantly surprised by the native beauty of the land known as Mexico.
Yearning for their staple drink, whiskey, the leprechauns were introduced to the local “gift from the Gods” pure blue agave tequila. Overcome by the soothing warmth that resulted from sipping the tequila the leprechauns decided to make Mexico their home, adopting the local customs of the region with typical Irish flair. Generations later, the Mexican leprechauns still call Mexico home while continuing to honor their Irish heritage by raising a sumptuous tequila cocktail on St. Patty’s day coined simply, the Mexican Leprechaun.
In honor of the tradition many native Mexicans have chosen to share in the festivities, celebrating St. Patty’s Day with a “Mexican Leprechaun” of their own. Cabo Wabo Tequila has also created the “Cup o’ Agave Gold” and the “Four-Leaf Cloverita“ for everyone who loves tequila and St. Patty’s Day!
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