We all know that the real start of the weekend is Thursday – and to add to the celebrations, El Camion is beginning a new series of events called Santos Del Jueves – which means Saints of Thursday for you non-Spanish speakers!
We’ll be regularly partnering with different spirits brands to bring attention to some of our favourite Mexican saints. For the first Santos del Jueves, we’ll be recognising Jesus Malverde. Known as the ‘angel of the poor’ and the ‘generous bandit’, Malverde was a Robin Hood figure, taking from the rich to give back to those who needed it most.
Following his public execution in 1909 he was canonised as a saint and prayed to by the sick, poor and desperate in Mexico. He is also recognised as the patron saint of drug traffickers, who admire his outlaw spirit, and he even made an appearance on Breaking Bad!
Whether he is the Narco-saint, or the angel of the poor and sick, we’ll help you raise a glass to him with our special cocktail, ‘Mescaline’ made with Calle 23 tequila, Del Maguey Vida mezcal, ginger, agave syrup and lemon, served at a price not even Malverde himself could complain about!
RAISING A GLASS (OR THREE!) TO ST PATRICK THIS SATURDAY!
Join us from 6pmthis Saturday in The Pink Chihuahua for a continuation of our Saintly celebrations, this time honouring the one and only patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick! We will have shots of Jamesons and bottles of Guinness (what else!) available, or for those with a palate for Mexican alternatives, shots of Altos Reposado tequila and bottles of Loba (Mexican porter) – all at the saintly price of £4! Also grab a boilermaker of Irish or Mexican descent for just £7 all night!