Cinco De Mayo and Derby Day Drinks

Impress your friends with drink recipes you learned how to make from watching Living Dayton!

Classic Margarita

2 oz. tequila
1 oz. orange liqueur
.75 oz. lime juice
1 cup ice (optional)

Lime wedges (for garnish)
1 tbsp. salt (for garnish)

Glass: Margarita or rocks
Ice: None (optional)
Garnish: Lime Wedge and salted rim

Pour all the ingredients into a mixing tin over ice. Shake hard for 20-30 seconds, then strain into the prepared margarita glass. Garnish with the lime wedge, and serve.

TO SALT A RIM: Run the lime wedge around as much of the edge of the glass as you want to coat. The press the wet rim into the salt, taking care not to get any salt in the glass. When you are done, lift and tap the glass over the salt to remove any excess.

Mint Julep

10 – 12 mint leaves (Kentucky Colonel mint if you can find it)
2 to 3 oz. bourbon
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. water

Sprig of mint (garnish)

Glass: Julep
Ice: Crushed
Garnish: Sprig of mint

Put the mint leaves, sugar, and water in the bottom of the julep glass and muddle gently, until you can smell the mint. Stir, then fill the glass 3/4 full of crushed ice. Pour in the borbon, then stir again. Add the mint leaves, the serve.

As an option, you can top it with 1 oz. of soda water. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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