What do you get when Derby weekend overlaps with Cinco de Mayo festivities? Deliciously refreshing whiskey cocktails of course! Show the whiskey-aficionados some love too this Cinco de Mayo with a libation that’s both festive and simple to make.

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey’s smooth taste is the perfect base for whiskey cocktails as it’s rich flavors don’t overpower other ingredients you mix with the spirit, like the passion fruit and basil flavors of the Tennessee Sunrise.


Tennessee Sunrise ~ Created by California mixologist May Lee

  • 1.25 oz Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey
  • 1 oz passion fruit puree
  • 0.5 oz agave
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 2-3 basil leaves
  • Lime wheel, for garnish

Muddle 2-3 basil leaves with agave and build other ingredients on top. Shake vigorously with ice for 20 seconds. Fine strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.