Tomorrow is both Cinco de Mayo (a legit reason to get tipsy) and the Kentucky Derby (a legit reason to get jazzy). To help us toast the fortuitous alignment, we enlisted barkeep Andres Santillana of The Darby.
Top yourself off with hat and tropical Hibiscus Paloma. But drinker beware: Two make it a fiesta; four put you past the finish line.
The Darby’s Hibiscus Paloma
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. agave nectar
½ oz. Aperol
1 oz. grapefruit juice
1½ oz. hibiscus-infused tequila
1. In a shaker with ice, mix everything except the champagne and grapefruit.
2. Shake (shake, shake).
3. Strain over ice into a Collins glass.
4. Top with champagne.
5. Garnish with grapefruit.
The Darby, 244 West 14th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues (212-242-4411 or thedarbynyc.com).
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