And they're off... to sip Kentucky Derby drinks

Ted Allen, host of of “Queer Eye For the Straight Guy” and author of "The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes," introduces his own personal twist on the Kentucky Derby's well-known "mint julep" and Cinco De Mayo's "margarita."

Blackberry Julep

Ingredients

    • 6 ounces frozen blackberries
    • 10 ounces ice
    • 4 ounces bourbon
    • 4 ounces simple syrup
    • Fresh mint sprigs

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The Garnet

Ingredients

    • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
    • 1 cube frozen orange juice
    • 6 ounces Perrier or San Pellegrino
    • 2 sprigs mint

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Hot Chihuahua

Ingredients

    • 8 ounces vodka
    • 1 jalapeno pepper
    • 8 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
    • 1 Grapefruit, cut into small slices for garnish twists
    • Kosher salt (optional)

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