Daddy Long Legs! Daddy Long Legs!May 3, 2012
With only two days to the derby, I’ve decided to let you in on my horse racing secret. When betting on a race, you may be tempted to follow the odds makers and the experts in making your selection(s), but not me. My strategy is simple. Pick the horse with the name you are most excited to scream! You can’t lose!
Well actually, you can. In fact, I’ve never won. But wouldn’t you take a few minutes of enthusiastic screaming over a lump sum of money any day?
Regardless of how you choose your bets this weekend, winning or losing will be made better by this cocktail mash-up. If you are still trying to figure out how to incorporate the Derby and Cinco de Mayo, rest assured, this guy gets it done. Grabbing a handful of the Kentucky state fruit and blending them with a little lime, honey, and of course tequila makes for a perfectly refreshing blackberry margarita. I’ve dubbed it the Daddy Long Legs because that’s what I’ll be screaming for those handful of minutes on Saturday. At 30-1, sounds like it’s a long shot but what a name to scream!
The Daddy Long Legs
2 oz tequila
1 splash of cointreau
3 oz blackberry/lime juice
1 oz seltzer
In a cocktail shaker, shake the tequila, cointreau, and blackberry juice vigorously with ice. Pour into a rocks glass and top with seltzer and a simple lime garnish. Start shouting for Daddy Long Legs!
1 pint of blackberries
Juice of 2 limes
4 tbsp honey
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. At this point it can be strained but I prefer to leave it as is. Refrigerate until ready to make some cocktails.