When Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same day, you are sure to find festive liquid art at Sonesta Hotels and Everyday Surprises at Sonesta ES Suites!

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is offering two margarita specials for Cinco de Mayo, a fruity Orange Raspberry Margarita and a Bonsail Margarita with the delicious addition of Midori Liquor. If your own Cinco de Mayo party needs a flavor boost with some twists on the traditional margarita, be sure to try these recipes.


Orange Raspberry Margarita 

.5 oz 1800 Tequila

.5  oz Razzmattaz Liquor

2oz Sour Mix

.25 oz Simple Sugar

*Salt Rim and Orange and Cherry garnish


Bonsail Margarita 

1.5  oz Silver Tequila

1 oz Midori Liquor

.5  oz Triple Sec

.5 oz Lime Juice

½ pack sugar

*Salt rim and lemon garnish



If you’re more of a bourbon fan, get a taste of the Kentucky Derby with a classic Mint Julep at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, and the Chase Julep at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis.

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Mint Julep

2oz Bourbon

Fresh mint

Splash of soda water

Splash of simple syrup


Muddle mint and syrup in rocks glass. Add bourbon and ice. Splash of soda water. Garnish with mint sprig and a couple drops of bitters.

When staying Sonesta at Sonesta ES Suites this Cinco de Mayo, guests can expect festive Everyday Surprises. In the past, chips, salsa, and churros greeted guests at Sonesta ES Suites Princeton, while a refreshing sangria to celebrate the day was served at Sonesta ES Suites Cincinnati – Sharonville East.


Be sure to follow Sonesta ES Suites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what Everyday Surprises pop up this Cinco de Mayo!