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With Cinco De Mayo and The Kentucky Derby both falling on May 5th this year, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Egghead at Moxy Times Square, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, and PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown are putting together events and specials in honor of the festive day.

With events including an open bar for one full hour of tequila mixed drinks, and specials with authentic Mexican-inspired dishes, these venues are offering double the fun this year.

FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR LATE NIGHT MEXICAN-INSPIRED MUNCHIES

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VENUE SPECIALS:
- Go Go Dancers
- Live DJ all night
- Festive Face Paint

FOOD SPECIALS:

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- Green Guacamole Molcajete with Flautas and Cucumbers
- Queso Fundido
- Mexican Street Corn Nachos
- Cinco De Mayo Don Huevo

COCKTAIL SPECIALS:

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-Dona Frida: Mango/Cilantro Margarita
- Michelada: Tecate, Fresh Tomato, Chipotles, Spices, and a Salted Rim

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VENUE SPECIALS:

-Egghead will be launching late-night hours till 5AM!

FOOD SPECIALS:

  • El Chapo — A Quesadilla special inspired by Todos Santos, Mexico

FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR EVENTS TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

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EVENT NAME: THAT Derby Party

TIME: 1PM — 4PM

DATE: Saturday, May 5th

LOCATION: Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square

EVENT LINK: www.ThatDerbyParty.com

TICKET PRICE: $30.00

DETAILS:

- Tequila Mixed Drink Open Bar For All Guests 1:00PM — 2:00PM

- Cash Bar For All Other Beverages

- Food Available A La Carte

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EVENT NAME: Cinco De Derby

TIME: 2PM — 6PM

DATE: Saturday, May 5th

LOCATION: PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown

EVENT LINK: http://CincoDeDerby18.splashthat.com

TICKET PRICE: $45 — $95

DETAILS:

- Tequila Mixed Drink Open Bar For All Guests 2:00PM — 3:00PM

  • Teaming up with NYCs Cinco De Derby ladies, Carli Roth & Yvonne Najor for the 8th Annual Cinco De Derby party
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Saturday, May 5th

  • The afternoon will feature a killer DJ playing Southern Jazz throughout the day and a series of food and drink specials while you watch the big race.
  • Dress in your Derby Day Best for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Roof!
  • Food specials will include: Fried Chicken and Biscuit Sliders ($15), Country Ham Devilled Eggs ($10), and Fried Pickles ($10). On deck will also be Classic and Raspberry Mint Juleps.
  • Specialty cocktails include a Classic Mint Julep and Raspberry Julep both for $16 (recipes below)

CLASSIC MINT JULEP

2 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon

1 oz water

1 teaspoon sugar

4 sprigs of fresh mint

Muddle 3 mint sprigs, add sugar and water to bottom of glass.Fill with crushed ice. Add Maker’s Mark and stir. Dust 4th mint sprig with powdered sugar for garnish.

RASPBERRY JULEP

1. 25 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon

.5 oz simple syrup

5 sprigs of fresh mint

5 fresh raspberries

Muddle simple syrup and raspberries in a mixing glass. Add mint and press lightly to release oils. Add Maker’s Mark and mix well with cracked ice. Stain over crushed ice. Garnish with a raspberry and smacked fresh mint

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Saturday, May 5th

Enjoy Kentucky Derby with the Julepirinha (recipe below) from The VNYL while viewing the race on their huge 36 ft. projector screen. This minty treat is a combination of a Mint Julep and Caipirinha with a delectable chocolate twist.

JULEPIRINHA ($15)

2 limes muddled

.25 oz Mint Syrup

.5 oz Crème de Cacao

.75 oz Leblon Reserva

1.5 oz Leblon

Build in Tin, lightly muddle limes, add ingredients, fill glass half way with pebble ice, swizzle, dome and garnish with Mint Sprig and Shaved Chocolate

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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