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May 04, 2018

5 Fun Cocktails to Make This Weekend

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.

Tequila Paloma

5 Cocktails to Make This Weekend
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 

5 Cocktails to Make This Weekend
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.

Thoroughbred 75

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
3 Blackberries
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!

“HabaVod Not-So-Chata”

5 Cocktails to Make This Weekend
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?

  • Stella

    I must try the mango margarita!!!

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