Mint Julep Margarita

I love celebrating the Kentucky Derby. I love celebrating Cinco de Mayo. This year they are on the same day, so I've combined 2 of my favorite drinks - the mint julep and the margarita and created a mash-up that I can sip while wearing a fancy hat and eating guacamole.

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TOTAL TIME: 10 min
Prep: 10 min
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YIELD: 1 large drink
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ingredients

  • 2 limes, each cut into 16 pieces, 1 wedge reserved for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup seltzer
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Directions

Place the limes in a cocktail shaker. Sprinkle with the sugar and add the mint leaves. Muddle well, making sure the juice is really extracted from the limes and the sugar has dissolved. Add the bourbon, orange liqueur and a couple of ice cubes. Cover and shake well, then strain into a glass. Can be served over ice or straight. Top off with seltzer. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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