Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and though historically we are celebrating the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla traditionally and socially its a day to enjoy the rich food and traditions of our neighbors to the South. We are having friends over tonight for a little fiesta and I made these garlands to hang around the house. Here is the DIY from Oh Happy Day! Have a great weekend!
PS It is also the Kentucky Derby this weekend. Cinco de Derby! Here is a great mint julep recipe:
2 oz bourbon whiskey (I use Makers Mark)
1/2 oz simple syrup or a level teaspoon of sugar
2 fresh mint sprigs
Gently bruise 1 spring of mint in the bottom of glass with the simple syrup or sugar. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add half the bourbon. Stir. Top with more crushed ice and the other half of the bourbon. Garnish with the second mint sprig. Serve with a straw.
But don’t forget to use your mint julep cups! During the year I use mine as vases. They finally get to fulfill their mint julep destiny.