Tomorrow, Saturday, May 5 offers up two thematic events to celebrate with food and drink. That’s right, this year, the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration and 144th running of the Kentucky Derby will occur simultaneously. 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 15% off a featured selection of event inspired booze. These options include: Maker’s Mark Whisky, Buffalo Trace Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, Hornitos reposado tequila, and more. Peruse the following photo for all the options:
Tonight, Hatch is kicking off the Kentucky Derby party early with Jackson Hole Babe Force’s Third Annual Kentucky Derby Dance Party. From 7-11 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. On Saturday, Hatch switches gears to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. In addition to their regular happy hour specials, Hatch will be serving up two drink specials: a Paloma Rosa (Codigo 1530 Rosa tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and soda) for $13 and their traditional margarita (Camarena silver tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar) for $9.
Need to actually get some weekend errands done on Saturday? Swing into Jackson Whole Grocer any time, all day for two house made tacos and a Mexican beer for only $5.
Speaking of tacos, our favorite taco stop in Wilson is upping their game this weekend. We’re talking about Streetfood at the Stagecoach. On Cinco de Mayo Streetfood will debut their new taco cart from 12-8 p.m. This Saturday kicks off the taco cart’s first summer. Expect it to be in operation, weather permitting, Saturdays and Sundays for the month of May, and then seven days a week for the summer.
If fajitas are more your style, stop in to Merry Piglets for two for one beef and chicken fajitas. Of course, crispy ground beef tacos are on sale for only 99 cents as well. Wash it down with two for one house margaritas or $3 Mexican draft beers.
Snake River Brewing loves an excuse to whip up some Jell-O shots, and Cinco de Mayo is one of them. Party on the lawn and enjoy some yard games in addition to Mexican themed food specials, tequila Jell-O shots and margaritas. Inside, the Kentucky Derby will be on the many televisions, and you can toast your favorite horse with mint juleps as well.
Over at the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill, start your celebrating with mint juleps from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Get in the competitive spirit with the derby pool and hat contest. Mexican food specials and $4 Mexican beers will be available all day, but the Silver Dollar really switches party hats around 5 p.m. Their famous bartender’s margarita will be just $6 from 5 p.m.-close, and live music with the Boondocks will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Planning a celebration 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.