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Just an overcommitted girl trying to keep up with it all. Mom of three, co-owner of Lemonade PR, sports lover and F1 enthusiast always counting down to the Kentucky Derby. 

The Sauza-Rita Disguised for Derby

May 2, 2014

It’s Oaks Day! So if you’re heading to the track and spot a giant pregnant lady just trying to make it through the day, come say hi! I’ll be wishing I had one of these in my hand…

Margarita Mint Julep * Sauza Blue * Drink Recipe
While bourbon may be the official spirit of Kentucky, sometimes (especially this close to Cinco de Mayo) you just want a delicious margarita. If there was a ever a time that I was in need of a margarita, it’s been these last few weeks but alas I’ve have to hold back on my post-work drink of choice and continue the countdown to May 22nd.

No lie, I’ve seriously missed getting margaritas with my pals (or co-workers, it is something of a Friday tradition) during these last nine months. Girl’s night always gets a little more fun after a couple margaritas with the stories always getting a little sillier and a lot more honest. That’s probably why me and my best pal Kelly always like to catch up over a heaping bowl of chips and queso washed down with a frozen margarita. There’s not much a margarita (or the laughs that come with it) can’t cure (at least for a little while) and I’m looking forward to making up for lost time this summer by the pool.

Clearly Sauza knew my love of the marg was strong and so I’m following up last years Cinco de Mayo post by helping you pull a fast one on everyone Derby day. It’s not a full on make-over but a simple act of disguise to make a mint julep into a margarita this weekend. Throughout the bluegrass, everyone will be {at least attempting} to go the traditional route but for the Derby party I’m heading to, I’m going to help the gals out and sneaking our drink of choice into a julep cup. Add a sprig of mint and they’ll be done the wiser, until they take a sip that is.

Margarita Mint Julep * Sauza Blue
The Sauza-Rita
Disguised for Derby


  • 1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
  • 1 bottle light beer
  • 1 can frozen limeade
  • 1 can water
  • Berries for garnish
  • Julep Cups
  • *If Sauza® Blue Silver isn’t available, try Sauza® Silver

Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza® Blue Silver and pour into pitcher. Add water, stir and serve in a cold julep cup. Garnish with raspberries and strawberries.

Tip: Don’t use all of the limeade (or buy an extra can) and then spoon a tablespoon (or two) of limeade onto the top of your drink for a little frozen refreshment.

Nothing’s more relaxing than a cool desert breeze blowing across your tired shoulders. Oh wait. That’s the breath of a man who has something very important to tell you. He’s the cowboy. And he’s here to help you relax after a hard day on the ranch. When he’s not rounding up baby cattle, he’s rounding up ingredients for the perfect Sauza®-rita. Learn how to make it with him on your next ladies’ night in:

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  1. AJ says:

    This sounds yummy! I’m not a bourbon girl so I would totally drink this!


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