2012 is a potentially troublesome year. The Mayan calendar suggests that the world will end on the 21st of December. Somehow, we aren’t so worried. But in the world of cocktails, the real Armageddon comes this Saturday May 5th, Cinco de Cocktail. We call it “Cinco de Cocktail” because the dates have aligned and Cinco de Mayo and The Kentucky Derby are on the same day. Margaritas and Mint Juleps for all! This means we may see more crummy cocktails made this Saturday than any day this year.
This is not to say we aren’t fans of the drinks, we love a good Margarita and like the occasional Mint Julep. But as these are both simple cocktails that require care to make well, we doubt many good ones will be served this Saturday. Nothing makes us sad like a bad cocktail, and we suspect a lot of sour-mix Margs and creme-de-menthe Juleps will be sloshed about this weekend. We also have no doubt that many cocktail writers, well aware of the pending catastrophe, are working to provide the drinking public with good recipes for Margs and Mint Juleps for the weekend. Since that angle is covered, how about trying something new, perhaps better, instead?