Cinco de Mayo x Kentucky Derby Recipes


Cinco de Mayo happens to fall on Kentucky Derby Day this year and that certainly calls for celebration! Will you be parked at your favorite Mexican restaurant soaking up margaritas with elote and guac & chips? Or are you dressing up in your finest threads to cheer on your favorite horse (I'm rooting for Mendelsshon!)? Whether you're in the mood for some mezcal or traditional tequila, here are five recipes to get you ready for that big Saturday fiesta - whatever or wherever it is! #cheers

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Mezcal Julep

🍹1-1/2 oz Mezcal El Silencio Espadín
🍹1/2 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
🍹3/4 oz Simple syrup
🍃Handful of mint

Glassware: Julep cup

Garnish: Handful of mint 

Method: Combine Mezcal El Silencio Espadín, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and simple syrup in a julep cup. Slap a handful of mint and it to the julep cup. Cover with crushed ice and swizzle. Top with more crushed ice if needed and garnish with a mint sprig. 


The Mezcal Margarita

🍹2 oz. El Silencio Espadin
🍹1 oz. Agave Nectar

Method: Combine w/ Ice Shake and Strain


Woodford Reserve Mint Julep

🍹2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
🍹.25 oz raw sugar syrup (one part raw sugar, one part water)
🍃8 mint leaves

Garnish: Mint sprig

Glass: Julep tin

Method: In a Julep tin, lightly muddle the mint and syrup. Add the bourbon and pack tightly with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a mint sprig.


WTRMLN WTR’s Melonita

🍹0.25 oz St. Germain
🍹0.25 oz. Cointreau
🍹1.5oz Blanco Tequila
🍃Several Basil Leaves
🥥1 tsp Coconut Sugar
🍉WTRMLN WTR to top
🌿Salt Mix (2 parts Black Salt, 1 part Lime Zest, 2 parts Tajin Spice, 1 part Coconut Sugar)

Method: Muddle and strain Lime. Add Basil. Add Coconut Sugar. Salt the rime of a margarita glass. Strain cocktail over ice. Garnish with Basil & Lime

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Division Bell

🍹3/4 Maraschino liqueur
🍹3/4 Aperol
🍹2 oz Mezcal
🍋3/4 Lime

Glassware: Coupe

Garnish: Lime wedge

Method: Shake all ingredients together with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

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