Add all ingredients, save the sparkling, to a mixing glass and stir to combine
Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice, then pour the mixed drink over the ice
Top with a sweet sparkling wine
Garnish with pineapple, berries, and (if desired) mint
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“Really? Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby, and Mother’s Day – in four days. Come on, Calendar Dudes…” David made this offhand Facebook comment the other day when considering the “pressure” we were under to come up with cocktails for the ensuing holidays. Our friend Sue responded quite succinctly – “That’s a lot of hats to buy.” It was a comment which, in turn, made us think – that’s a great subject for today’s post. After all, Cinco de Mayo demands a sombrero. Women hire milliners to design one-of-a-kind toppers for their Derby debut, and men have sported Panama hats at Churchill Downs since the beginning. As for Mother’s Day, well, it may be a bit of a stretch but, like Easter, it’s usually a brunch affair and that means, you guessed it – a hat.