#SCBDExclusive Last Minute Guide to #CincoDeMayo

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Don’t feel like celebrating #CincoDeMayo at home this year? Here are some great options if you plan on going out!

Galli (45 Mercer St, NY) will be having $5 Margherita, Lili’s Curves:

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Ingredients:

  • two ounces of Esplon Silver
  • one ounce fresh lime
  • one ounce black pepper infused simple syrup
  • spoonful of purated strawberries
  • two dashes of orange bitters

Combine, mix, serve, and enjoy!

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or better yet Cinco de Derby at Jacques 1534 and enjoy $10 select cocktails including Fishermans Julep, El Diablo Loco, or Uptown at The Pitch & Fork with $10 Mint Juleps and Margaritas!

Come sit, relax, and sip on the rooftop at Social Bar & Grill they will have $20 Corona buckets & $5 Margaritas to celebrate.

Upper West side restaurant Amigos (2888 Broadway) is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with  your amigos! And there are more than enough options for every taste and mood: the Bull Dog, a frozen margarita with a Corona; the Mexi-Cali Lunazul tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice; a Hot Tamale with Corralejo Reposado tequila, fresh jalepeno, lime juice, mango, and a chili salt rim; Los Amigos with El Mayor Plata tequila, Barenjager honey liqueur, and cinnamon orange garnish; and the El Gallo Avion Plata tequila, passion fruit liqueur, and lime juice.

Crystal Springs Resort (1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ) is celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Sunday May 5 with a free tequila tasting, a special Mexican-inspired menu and signature cocktails at Crystal Tavern.

From 1pm – 4pm, representatives from Patron tequila will be pouring free samples of Patron Silver, Reposado, Anejo, XO Café and Citronge, and giving away free gifts

All day, Crystal Tavern will serve special cocktails and a menu of Mexican favorites in addition to the regular a la carte menu. Cocktails ($12) include  Cilantro Julep Patron Anejo, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, amber agave nectar and cilantro leaves; Ginger Lemon Spice Patron Silver, Patron Citronge, simple syrup, fresh ginger, fresh lemon juice, pineapple juice; Mexican Espresso Martini Patron XO Café Dark, Patron XO Café, espresso; Sweet Orange Patron Reposado, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, bitters; Pina Coronado Patron Silver, fresh lemon juice, pineapple juice, elderflower liqueur, vanilla/cinnamon syrup.

Cheers! Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with these Sweets & Specials

Crystal Tavern at Crystal Springs Resort (One Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg NJ) will serve a special St. Patrick’s dinner on March 17th from 5-9pm.

The menu, offered as a 3-course prix fixe($38 or $52 with beer pairings) or a la carte, includes sheep’s milk ricotta and nettle gnudi dumplings with crispy pork rinds to start, followed but a choice of three entrees, from the traditional Corned Beef with Irish Soda Bread and accompaniments to Black Sausage & Mash to Irish Lamb Stew cooked with Crystal Springs’ own lamb that’s raised for them at their Rifle Ranch in Colorado. A Mint Brownie Baked Alaska rounds out the menu and each dish will be paired with beer, either Irish or East Coast American craft beer, including the dessert (served with Mothers Milk Stout from NY). Call 973-827-5996 Ext. 3 for reservations.

Interested in taking a class? Check out these awesome St. Patty’s Day classes provided by Coursehorse:

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Last, celebrate with some of these sweets that’ll knock you off your feet:

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  In honor of St Patrick’s Day, Georgetown Cupcake is offering a vanilla and a chocolate St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake.  Both are only available by pre-order, but will be available in the shop for pickup on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  These cupcakes are vanilla or chocolate cupcakes topped with a light green buttercream frosting and a fondant shamrock.  We also have an Irish Crème cupcake available all month (by both pre-order and in store pick up).  The Irish Crème is a chocolate cupcake topped with a non-alcoholic irish-crème-infused vanilla frosting and a fondant shamrock.

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Sweet Revenge, in the West Village will be offering a special Black & Tan cupcake for St. Patty’s Day! Can’t go wrong with a Guiness draft or Chocovine to go with a cupcake!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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