This weekend offers up two thematic events to celebrate with food and drink. On Saturday, get the party started with the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, and follow up the festivities with Cinco de Mayo on Sunday. Always looking for reasons to celebrate, businesses around Jackson are offering up themed specials to mark these events. So whether you’re donning a floppy flowered hat or a sombrero, ensure there’s a drink in your hand by stopping at one of these businesses, or by making your own at home with the following recipe.
Bin22, your one stop wine and liquor shop, is offering a combo tasting to kick off the weekend, tonight, from 4-6 p.m. Try a sip or swig of Herradura Silver, Reposado and Anejo tequilas, as well as Woodford Reserve and Woodford Rye. Today only, get 15% off a these featured liquors. As an added bonus: the first six bottles of Woodford Reserve purchased will also receive a silver mint julep cup.
Then, Saturday night, Hatch Taqueria and Tequilas is kicking off the Kentucky Derby partying with Jackson Hole Babe Force’s 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Dance Party. From 7-11:30 p.m., enjoy a night of dancing to support the Babe Force Scholarship: “awarded to women to achieve their goals in the mountains.” There will be a silent auction, raffle, music by DJ Simotaneous and prizes for the best Kentucky Derby get up. Enter the silent auction online for your chance to win prizes from Arcteryx, Teton Village Sports, Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis and more!
Need to actually get some weekend errands done? Swing into Jackson Whole Grocer any time on Sunday, all day, for two house made tacos and a beer for only $5. That’s a lot of Cinco de Mayo in $5! If that’s not enough, though, drafts of Pacifico are $1.
Speaking of tacos, our favorite downtown taco stop, Merry Piglets, is offering $0.99 ground beef tacos, and your last chance for two-for-one fajitas and margaritas on Cindo de Mayo.
Meanwhile, StillWest Brewery & Grill is celebrating two things on Sunday: Cindo de Mayo and reopening for the summer season! On that note, enjoy bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or a $5 margarita.
Snake River Brewing loves an excuse to through some tequila behind the bar, and Cinco de Mayo is one of them. Enjoy Mexican-themed food specials, margaritas and yard games on the lawn (weather permitting). Saturday, the Kentucky Derby will be on the many televisions, and you can toast your favorite horse with themed specials…did someone say mint juleps?
Over at the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill, Cinco de Mayo isn’t complete without their famous bartender’s margarita. Rather celebrate at home? The Silver Dollar Bar generously shared the recipe to the bartender’s margarita years ago, and we resurrect it here for you today.