Irony, in Cocktail Form

I love the irony of this press release sent to me this morning about a “patriotic cocktail.” J’adore:

No Fourth of July celebration is complete without fireworks, cookouts, and cocktails. That’s why Maestro DOBEL, the world’s first Diamond Tequila, has transformed the classic Banderita into a festive Independence Day – inspired cocktail.

Originally meaning “little flag”, the Banderita is the national drink of Mexico , because it makes up the colors of the Mexican flag.

Now, Maestro DOBEL has created a spin off of the Banderita to resemble the American flag this Fourth of July. This sweet cocktail, the Maestro Americana, is made by replacing the traditional ingredients of the Banderita, tomatoes and limes, with watermelon and blueberries.