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Tequila Julep

Great summertime drink
Tequila Julep
Maryse Chevriere/The Daily Meal

Tequila Julep

In honor of two great drinking holidays — Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby — falling on the same day this year, we offer this mashup cocktail combining Cinco's popular spirit with the Derby's iconic drink. 

Ready in
6 m
5 m
(prepare time)
1 m
(cook time)


  • 10-12 cilantro leaves (plus extra sprigs for garnish)
  • 1 Teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 Ounce lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 Ounces tequila
  • Crushed ice


Step 1: In a cocktail glass, muddle the cilantro, agave nectar, and lemon juice.

Step 2: Add about half of the tequila and some crushed ice, then stir to mix. Add the rest of the tequila and fill the glass with crushed ice.

Step 3: Garnish with a couple of sprigs of cilantro.