On May 5, two of our favorite cocktail occasions collide, Cinco de Mayo and The Kentucky Derby. Tip your sombrero or your Derby hat to refreshing, springtime libations to liven up your celebrations!
Keep it classic with an 1862 Cazadores Margarita, made with Tequila CAZADORES, fresh lime and agave that pairs perfectly with tacos and salsa, and place your bets on a Dewar’s Julep, a twist on the classic recipe, crafted with fresh mint and a splash of whiskey to sip while you cheer on your favorite thoroughbred.
2 parts Tequila CAZADORES Blanco
.5 parts ST-GERMAIN®
.5 parts Agave nectar
.75 parts Fresh lime juice
Method: Combine all ingredients in to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and serve on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wheel.
2oz Dewar’s 12
0.25oz sugar syrup (1:1 sugar:water)
8-10 fresh mint leaves
Mint sprig garnish
Method: In a julep cup, gently muddle the mint and sugar syrup. Add the bourbon and add crushed ice. Stir until the outside of the julep cup is frosted. Top with more crushed and garnish with he biggest and best looking mint Spring you can find. Don’t forget to slap it once if twice before placing in the drink to release the beautiful aromatics.