When Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo fall on the same day, some serious cocktails are in order. This mashup offers the perfect balance between a boozy Mint Julep and a sweet-and-sour margarita. Crushed ice helps mellow the drink as it melts, and simple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness.

Justin Chapple
Kelsey Youngman

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Credit: Abby Hocking

Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a chilled julep cup or fizz glass, muddle the mint leaves. Rub the bruised leaves against the side of the cup and then discard.

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  • Add the lime juice, Cointreau, bourbon, tequila, and simple syrup. Top with crushed ice and set a swizzle stick or bar spoon in the cup and spin between your hands to mix.

  • Top with additional crushed ice and garnish with the mint sprigs. Serve with a cocktail straw.

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