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Cinco de Mayo/Derby Day Cocktails and Appetizers

April 30, 2018

Remember when we told you that Cinco De Mayo and The Kentucky Derby fall on the same day? Well in case you are hosting (or invited to) a festive soiree to celebrate either event you now have the perfect (and easy) appetizers and cocktails to boast! For the sake of the blog (wink, wink) we put together a colorful spread of small bites and tasty drinks to showcase each of these wonderful events. As a nod to Cinco de Mayo, we have the best guacamole recipe (no really) pair with a refreshing tequila cocktail. And for our Derby Day cocktails and appetizers, we have the easiest Pimento Cheese Tea Sandwiches paired with a Blackberry Mint Julep… this party is complete.

cinco de mayo party appetizers

Cinco de mayo cocktails

First up, the guacamole! My youngest sister is known for whipping up a mean gauc with just a few simple ingredients.

The Best Ever Guacamole Recipe

Cinco de mayo appetizers


  • 3 Avocados
  • 1 Small Tomato (or handful of cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/4 of Red Onion diced
  • 1 Jalepeño (cut in half, remove seeds and diced)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Lime squeeze


Combine all ingredients and mash avocados. To turn up the heat add hot sauce.

Pimento Cheese Tea Sandwich Recipe

Derby day appetizers

Next up is a super easy sandwich that is the perfect nod to southern eats. Check out this article for the full history of this delicious spread.


  • Pimento Cheese Spread
  • Cucumber
  • Bread


Spread the cheese on the bread and gently place cucumber slices (about four to a slice)

Top with another slice of bread and use a cookie cutter to punch out each sandwich.

The Jockey Julep

derby day cocktails

Derby day cocktails

Now for the cocktails… first up is the re-defined mint julep complete with muddled blackberries.


  • Bourbon (2oz)
  • Simple Syrup (1oz)
  • Lime Juice (1oz)
  • Mint
  • Blackberries


Muddle blackberries and mint in the bottom of a glass. Pour in bourbon, seltzer and simple syrup. Add a wedge of lime to garnish.

Pinko De Mayo

The Motherchic pinko de mayo cocktail

cinco de mayo cocktails

And we all know that Cinco De Mayo isn’t complete without Tequila!


  • Tequila (2oz)
  • Pineapple Juice (4oz)
  • Cranberry Juice (just a splash)
  • Simple Syrup (1oz)
  • A few leaves of mint and raspberries to garnish

Cinco de mayo party

Cinco de mayo party

The Motherchic wearing loft romper and topshop dress


Gingham Dress

Stripe Romper

Pink Sheath Dress (comes in three colors)

Shop the table scape here…

  • Vicki Molina
    May 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

    That looks amazing! I have a question totally off the subject….can you tell me the name of the artwork in the kitchen behind y’all?? Thanks!!!

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