Friday, May 04, 2012

Happy Hour Friday: Cinqo de Derby

Big day tomorrow!

Kentucky Derby AND Cinqo de Mayo are two big drinking occasions (plus, of course, a horse race and a celebration of a Mexican victory over the French, which gets entirely swept under the rug in the U.S.).

Cinqo de Mayo is more of a bar holiday than one for home parties, but if you're celebrating at home, check out Chowhound for two "perfect" margarita recipes (they're both heavy on the citrus; I'd add simple syrup to either) and one recipe for pitcher margaritas that sounds very easy and also pretty good.

As for the Derby, if you're having a party, Garden and Gun has you covered, right down to a
simple and proper recipe for mint juleps.

I don't really have a favorite horse in this race, though it's hard to resist an animal named "Gemologist." Though I should probably be rooting for a Maryland horse, right? Done Talking and Went the Day Well both have Maryland connections.

1 comment:

Jessica @ TheBestNest said...

The photo of the drinks with mint look so refreshing! Are they mojitos? Those may be my favorite.


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