Cinco de Mayo should not be an excuse to guzzle Cuervo and pass out in a pile of stale chips—if you think of it as the “Mexican St. Patrick’s Day,” that is offensive to the Irish, the Mexicans, America, and definitely your mom. However, there’s no reason not to have some fun with the “holiday,” maybe by making a mole from scratch and exploring some South-of-the-Border spirits.

We’ve got more on that front for you tomorrow—in the meantime, here are some quick agave-related factoids from the Distilled Spirits Council to get you ready.

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[via Food Republic]