Abby Hocking
Active Time
5 MIN
Total Time
5 MIN
Yield
Serves : Makes 1 drink

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.

How to Make It

Step 1    

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.

Step 2    

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.

Step 3    

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

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