May 02, 2012

Cinco de Derby!

In the venn diagram of spring festivities, Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby have a lot in common, and day-drinking is just the beginning. This year, they both fall on Saturday. Whether you're fighting your hangover with tacos or a hot brown, here's your guide to celebrating them together.

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Cinco de Mayo can involve horses.Cinco de Mayo in St. Paul, Minneapolis.
Nikki Miller
Cinco de Mayo can involve horses.

Cinco de Mayo in St. Paul, Minneapolis.
The Kentucky Derby is all pre-party and after-party. Only the actual party involves horses.
Craig Hlavaty
The Kentucky Derby is all pre-party and after-party. Only the actual party involves horses.
Hats are popular at both occasions.
Lex Hernandez
Hats are popular at both occasions.
Hats are popular at both occasions.
Brian Villa
Hats are popular at both occasions.
Bros enjoy Cinco de Mayo.
Benjamin Leatherman
Bros enjoy Cinco de Mayo.
Bros enjoy the Kentucky Derby.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Bros enjoy the Kentucky Derby.
The signature cocktail of Cinco de Mayo is the margarita.
Katharine Shilcutt
The signature cocktail of Cinco de Mayo is the margarita.
...While the Derby's cocktail is the mint julep. 
Check out Bill Sameuls' recipe for the perfect mint julep.
...While the Derby's cocktail is the mint julep.

Check out Bill Sameuls' recipe for the perfect mint julep.
For fighting a post-Cinco de Mayo hangover, tacos are preferred.
Chris Victorio
For fighting a post-Cinco de Mayo hangover, tacos are preferred.
For too much Derby jubilation, a hot brown is the only cure.
Mark Manger
For too much Derby jubilation, a hot brown is the only cure.