September 24, 2023

In a shocking turn of events, Casamigos has seemingly emerged as the official Black people drink of summer.

I honestly noticed the trend before this summer, when my Babymomma would request for me to pick up this Casamigos drink from the liquor store during the 30 year quarantine. Here I was, with my regular shmegular Tito’s vodka, while she was knee deep in this new tequila, loving every drunk minute of it. But I thought nothing of it. I figured it was something she got from her IG timeline or something.

Months (or years, I’ve lost track at this point) later, when now everyone is officially outside, I’ve seen a bunch of us on my timeline, stories and in real life ordering Casamigos at same rate of speed Hennessy must’ve been ordered during Freaknik, circa 1994. This led me to ponder, did Casamigos become the official Black people drink of summer 2021? And if so, how? Why? How did this happen?

Well, I interviewed Casamigos to get the answers.

BWNC: Hello, how are you? It’s a pleasure to sit down with you.

Casamigos: Qué?

BWNC: Ahhh. Hold on, let me see if I can find my Google translate app. It’s gotta be aroun..

Casamigos: Hahaha, nah, I’m just messing with you, mi amigo!

BWNC: Oh, whew. Because I was about to say. Interview over!

Casamigos: Right! Anyway, I’m good! Cómo estás?

BWNC: Como ehh what? OOO, I’m El Greato! So, let’s get right to it. How does it feel to be the official Black people drink of summer?

Casamigos: Well, first off, what an honor! I had no idea. But I tell you what, I knew something was different when I kept hearing voices yell, “Pooh Shiesty, that’s my dawg, but, Pooh, you know I’m really shiesty,” whenever they would bring me out to tables. I was like ahhhh yeah, I’m with the homie g’s now!

BWNC: Right, I’m sure that must’ve been a bit of a culture shock. Btw, homie g’s? That’s a little insensitive.

Casamigos: Well, so is “El Greato.”

BWNC: Touché. Moving on. How do you think you separated yourself from the Ciroc and Hennessy’s of the world?

Casamigos: Well, first off, I’m tequila. And so, I’m automatically associated with being extra toxic, and I think a lot of people are looking for more potent drinks post quarantine. The second part is that I have a smooth taste. I’m tequila, but I don’t taste like straight unmitigated gall tequila, if that makes sense?

BWNC: Yeah, I think I know what you mean. Everyone in general, including black folks like good tasting alcohol that will also get us drunk. Is there anything you regret?

Casamigos: No, I don’t regret a damn thing! But if I could offer one complaint?

BWNC: Go for it.

Casamigos: Could y’all relax with the sparkles when walking me to the table? They’re blinding. No puedo ver, I can’t see nothing!

BWNC: Yeah, I don’t know what to tell you. That’s lets other folks know the party is about to turn up. It’s kind of status thing too. I don’t really get it either. Like, just bring the me the bottle. I don’t need all that extra stuff.

Casamigos: RIGHT! I’m like Atlanta, relax. So you get me?

BWNC: I do. But that’s not going away anytime soon, especially in Atlanta. They were sending you out in sparkles and fireworks during a raging pandemic. Can’t imagine the kind of shit they will come up with this summer. Anyway, it’s been a pleasure talking to you, mi amiga! Did I get that right?

Casamigos: Close, I’m a guy so it’s amigo! And gracias! It’s was a pleasure talking to you, as well!

BWNC: No problemo. No, wait, de nada?

Casamigos: Myyyyy homie g!

Leslie McLemore writes about a lot of different shit for Black With No Chaser. He is also the Takeaway Kang, the greatest baby father to the dopest babymomma, and the father of two beautiful girls, one of which gets on every nerve he has. The other one is sweet…sometimes. So, you know, balance. Sort of.

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