Classy Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Pull out all the stops when planning any Kentucky Derby viewing parties – it’s a chance for us gals to dress to the nines and express our inner southern belle. 😉 I’ve got several chic drink selections for you to try at home in honor of the 143rd anniversary, including a take on the traditional beverage of the race for nearly as century, the Mint Julep.

Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race continuously since 1875. This year’s festivities once again promise to be the most exciting two minutes in sports!

Part southern tradition, part spectacle and the more extravagant the better, our cocktails are cool as Kentucky and fresh for spring….

 

Cigar Box

Mezcal : Black Tea Syrup : Lavender Bitters : Tobacco Bitters

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Colibri

Mezcal : Kummel : Orange Juice : Golden Beet Syrup : Lemon Juice

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Summer Mint Cooler

Bourbon : Muddled Mint : Simple Syrup : Lemon Juice : Lemon-Lime Soda : Mint Sprig : Lemon Wheel

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Southern Peach Cooler

Bourbon : Schnapps : Sweet and Sour : Orange Juice : Lemon-lime Soda : Orange & Lime Wedge

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Mint Julep

Bourbon : Mint Simple Syrup : Mint Sprigs

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Strawberry Lime Rickey

Gin : Lime : Lime Juice : Strawberries : Simple Syrup

WATERLOO GIN

 

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