Make Your Cinco and Derby Libations Sparkle!

The first weekend in May is a gracious culinary fiesta as Cinco de Mayo and the running of the Kentucky Derby collide. Well, not literally, but there will be lots to celebrate. And both events have definite cocktail traditions. Slim and Sparkling Margarita.

Make Your Cinco and Derby Libations Sparkle!

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Make Your Cinco and Derby Libations Sparkle!

The first weekend in May is a gracious culinary fiesta as Cinco de Mayo and the running of the Kentucky Derby collide. Well, not literally, but there will be lots to celebrate. And both events have definite cocktail traditions.

Our friends as Sparkling Ice are there for you. The offer a variety of fruity and flavorful sparkling waters that are low in sugar. And the perfect simple base for some great Cinco- or Derby-inspired beverages.

Slim and Sparkling Margarita

This Slim and Sparkling Margarita is the perfect beverage for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Slim and Sparkling Margarita. Photo: Sparkling Ice.

INGREDIENTS

3 oz. Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

1-½ oz. Tequila

Splash of fresh squeezed orange

Fresh squeezed lime

DIRECTIONS

Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.

Peachy Mint Julep

Mint juleps are all the rage at the Kentucky Derby. Make your own version using Sparkling Ice as a base.

Peachy Mint Julep. Photo: Sparkling Ice.

INGREDIENTS

1.25 oz. Bourbon

2 oz. Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine

6 Mint leaves

Half a Peach

DIRECTIONS

Muddle mint and peach in highball glass.* Add crushed ice, bourbon and Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine. Stir ingredients thoroughly.

* If possible, muddle mint and peach, add bourbon and leave overnight in fridge.

Blackberry Blind Draw

This blackberry blind draw is a perfect additional to your cocktail selections while watching the Kentucky Derby.

Blackberry Blind Draw. Photo: Sparkling Ice.

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Bourbon

1 part St. Germain

3 parts Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine

5 blackberries

DIRECTIONS

Muddle blackberries in shaker. Add ice, whiskey and St. Germain. Shake and pour (do not strain) into highball glass. Top with Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine.

Triple Crown Lemonade

And they're off! Enjoy this simple, but flavorful Triple Crown Lemonade while watching the Kentucky Derby.

Triple Crown Lemonade. Photo: Sparkling Ice.

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Anejo Tequila

4 muddled Basil leaves

1 Teaspoon Agave Syrup

2 parts Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

DIRECTIONS

Shake and pour over ice into Highball glass. Top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade. Garnish with Basil leaf.

Enjoy celebrating the intersection of the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but remember, to always enjoy responsibly.

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