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It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new Tecate commercial. So in the spirit of surviving this political season and celebrating the weekend – here’s a new Tecate ad.!! Enjoy.!! Y salud 🙂

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sometimes paradise is a cubeta….

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A cubeta or a bucket of Coronas is a most wondrous refresher on a hot, sunny, tropical day.!!! Of course, it could also be a cubeta of Tecate, Dos Equis, Modelo, Victoria, or Pacifico.! You get the idea 🙂 Enjoy your weekend everyone.!!

Tecate take 46

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day.!! And all over the world where the Irish diaspora reside, there were celebrations.! Here in Chicago and yes even in Mexico.! Please enjoy a little history about the Irish-Mexico connection and a Tecate commercial.!!!

howdoyousaytacoinspanish

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day.!! I saved Tecate especially for today because it is the official holiday and my unpacking has finally reached an end.! How delightful.! I need a celebratory beer now more than ever. And what better day than today in Chicago where everyone is Irish for the day 🙂 A city where we dye our river green to commemorate this awesome holiday.!

Green Chicago River Green Chicago River

Strangely enough, the Irish also have an impressive history with Mexico. The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was fought due to the U.S. annexation of Texas which Mexico strongly disputed (see wikipedia.com). A group of immigrants and expatriates (mainly of Irish, German, French, Italian, and other European nationalities) defected from the American side during the war.

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There are several theories as to why the men deserted, but the main one posits their shared cultural and religious heritage with…

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Dos Equis primero

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courtesy of dosequis.com

Nothing will ever replace the Tecate commercials on this blog.! Or in my heart for that matter. But when a place, a job, a commercial series has run its course, it’s run its course.!! Next or próximo..!!

Today I introduce you to Dos Equis.!! Dos Equis, just like Tecate, is produced by the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery. The company also brews Sol, Bohemia, Superior, Carta Blanca, Noche Buena, Indio and Casta. I decided to focus on Dos Equis for two reasons. The first, Dos Equis lager is my favorite beer for micheladas.!!

And secondly, Dos Equis, has fantastic commercials like Tecate.! The Most Interesting Man in the World is a character in many of the Dos Equis commercials. I have heard rumours the character is loosely based on Fernando Lamas.! The commercials usually feature the character in death defying exploits from his youth and inevitably end with him surrounded by beautiful women.!

So today, let’s raise a glass and toast to our new series. I hope you enjoy the latest installment of Mexican beer commericals. See you tomorrow.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate último

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

I really should have published this post a few days ago. But I think I’ve been dreading it. No, I don’t think…I know I’ve been dreading it. We have come to the end of the Tecate commericals. In fact, I have recycled some of my favorites recently in an attempt not to reach this grand finale. But alas, barring a complete recycling which seems overkill, we have offically come to the end.

Tecate commercials have been a huge part of my blog history. Besides the fact that they added humor every weekend and allowed me to add a fun piece to the weekly mix – the commercials resonated with me because I was introduced to them by my ex-novio. Therefore, they reminded me of Mexico. But as with my ex and Mexico, it is time to move on. At the end of this week, I will introduce a new commercial entry to lead us into our weekends. But until then, let’s enjoy one last traipse through some lovely Tecate memories.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!

Tecate take 46

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courtesy of ebay.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.!! I saved Tecate especially for today because it is the official holiday and my unpacking has finally reached an end.! How delightful.! I need a celebratory beer now more than ever. And what better day than today in Chicago where everyone is Irish for the day 🙂 A city where we dye our river green to commemorate this awesome holiday.!

Green Chicago River

Green Chicago River

Strangely enough, the Irish also have an impressive history with Mexico. The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was fought due to the U.S. annexation of Texas which Mexico strongly disputed (see wikipedia.com). A group of immigrants and expatriates (mainly of Irish, German, French, Italian, and other European nationalities) defected from the American side during the war.

courtesy of lavozcolorado.com

courtesy of lavozcolorado.com

There are several theories as to why the men deserted, but the main one posits their shared cultural and religious heritage with Mexico. The Mexican army/government also offered them citizenship, land grants, and more money. The deserters formed the St. Patrick’s Battalion or El Batallón de San Patricio and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S. Even today, they are honored as heroes in Mexico on September 12th and March 17th.!

courtesy of yucatan-holidays.com

courtesy of yucatan-holidays.com

Today’s Tecate commercial honors St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish in Chicago, and the Irish in Mexico. It is called “¿quien dijo que los hombres?” or “Who said that men?” I thought it was a good commercial for today because it’s all about celebrations which St. Patrick’s day is about here in Chicago. However, the commercial goes a step further by asking the age old questions about men – Who said that men don’t have feelings? Who said that men don’t sing? Who said that men don’t dance? And finally, who said that men don’t love and do great feats for love? Apparently, not Tecate men.!! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 45

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Feliz lunes.! Happy Monday.! This past week has been super busy with setting up my new apartment, so I apologize for the tardiness of my blog post. I have finally seen belongings I haven’t set eyes on in three years.!! Sometimes, it’s nice to be near your belongings once again. There is a time to roam and a time to nest 🙂 Plus, I started a new job last week, so that took up a lot of my time – logistics of getting there, learning the new position, and all of my co-workers names.!! Whew.!

This last year being back in Chicago has been a long haul for me. There were many times, I thought about just giving up. The only problem was I wasn’t sure what I was giving it up for.?! So I stayed and plodded through. I am finally feeling as if I have made some headway. In fact, I feel like I have fought an epic battle this past year. So to honor this last year, I offer you this week’s (or really last week’s) Tecate commercial.

It’s called Tecate Batallas Epicas or Tecate Epic Battles. The slogan reads “los verdaderos hombres solo usan los guantes” or “real men only use gloves” because Tecate is a proud and loyal sponsor of boxing in case you are wondering. This week, I also feel that “las verdaderas mujeres solo usan los guantes tambien.!” I know for a fact this woman feels that way 🙂 Enjoy.! Y salud.!!