Between Derby Day & Cinco De Mayo, this weekend is bound to be full of fun and an extra libation, or two ;). Plan ahead for the celebrations by mixing up one of these fun cocktails! From tasty takes on a margarita to bevvies as good as the horse pun in their name, there’s something for everyone no matter where the weekend takes you.
Photo via Food with Feeling
If you’re looking for a tasty alternative to your typical Margarita, you’ll want to try this paloma! As if the pretty color isn’t reason enough!
The Old Forester Mint Julep
Photo and Recipe via Oh Happy Day
Who doesn’t love a Mint Julep?! The most classic of derby day cocktails stays pretty true to its original in this yummy recipe.
Champagne more your style? All bets are off after a few of these blackberry & sage cocktails!
1.5 oz. Koskenkorva Vodka
.5 oz. Fresh lemon juice
.5 oz. Simple syrup
2 Sage leaves
3 oz. Chilled champagne
Instructions: Muddle 2 blackberries in tin. Lightly roll 1 sage leave between your hands and add to tin. Shake long and hard, then top with 3 oz. of champagne. Fine strain into champagne flute and garnish with 1 blackberry and 1 sage leaf.
Jalepeño Mango Margarita
Photo by Pure Lee Photography
Make this margarita if you like yours with a little bit of a kick! If you’re really ambitious, start infusing your own jalapeño tequila now!
Photo by Torrey Fox
Any fans of Horchata out there? This spiked version is mixed with spices and vodka for a delicious and, of course, festive drink!
Which one of these fun cocktails will you try?! Do you have a Derby Day or Cinco de Mayo favorite?