7 sustainable, socially conscious tequilas to drink this Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is upon us, and as much as bro-y types have interpreted it as a free pass to wear sombreros and get wasted on Tecate, the holiday was actually originally a celebration of resistance to European colonization. The irony is that a holiday commemorating victory over the colonizers has become grossly whitewashed.

This Cinco de Mayo (and always), appreciate, don’t appropriate. Besides learning about Mexican history and culture, you can respectfully support the community by putting your dollar behind Mexican-owned businesses, including socially conscious tequila brands committed to sustainability and cultural responsibility, like the seven tequila brands we’ve handpicked, below. These spirits perfectly complement a sunny afternoon, and better still, you can sip them with the satisfaction that comes with knowing they were crafted sustainably.