Salut! The blogosphere was aflutter this week in preparation of upcoming celebrations for all you social butterflies. Check out these three lovely libations that will lift your spirits while you raise your glass.
1. Sexy Cocktail for Cinco De Mayo from NyBarfly
While a margarita is definitely the darling of Cinco De Mayo, this little tequila drink may just be a contender. It’s an interesting mix of Espolón Tequila, Benedictine Liqueur, Coffee Liqueur and Lustau Dry Amontillado Sherry. Who knows, it may just become your new CDM tradition!
2. How to Make a Mint Julep from Bunky Cooks
It’s time once again for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” The Kentucky Derby. So break out your Derby hat, place your bets and sip the sweet, sweet nectar known as a Mint Julep. If you’ve never made one, or never made one well, Bunky Cooks has a great “how to” guide on perfecting the winning blend of bourbon and mint syrup. Get this one down and you’re off to the races!
3. Classic Manhattan Cocktail from Leite’s Culinaria
There’s nothing more satisfying than a well-made Manhattan. A delicious combination of whiskey, vermouth, liqueur and bitters, this cocktail stands the test of time.
Be sure to check back next week to see what new finds we were able to score!