Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo — two reasons to party on one day. If you are looking for a cocktail that covers you for both events, the Food Network/Cooking Channel has you covered with the Mint Julep Margarita.
Mint Julep Margarita
This recipe yields one large drink.
- 2 limes, each cut into 16 pieces
- 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce orange liqueur
- 1/4 cup seltzer
Place the limes in a cocktail shaker. Sprinkle with the sugar and add the mint leaves. Muddle well, making sure the juice is really extracted from the limes and the sugar dissolves. Add the bourbon and orange liqueur. Add a couple of ice cubes, cover and shake well. Strain. Can be served over ice or straight. Top with seltzer.