Articles Tagged: Kentucky Derby

Mint Julep

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The mint julep and the Kentucky Derby have become synonymous, but how and why? The history of the Mint Julep can be traced back to the 1700s on the southern east coast of the United States. Some say it was an evolution of a Arab drink called made of water and rose petals called a Julab. Regardless, the first instance of the Mint Julep in print was in 1803s Travels of Four Years and a Read more

Kentucky Derby Drinks & Eats

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The Kentucky Derby, held annually at the end of the two-week long Kentucky Derby Festival, is considered the “most exciting two minutes in sports” and celebrates its 138th year this Saturday. Whether you’re into horses, into betting or just love a good, old-fashioned race, this year we’ve got some awesome choices to make sure the fun keeps going well past the two-minute mark. 

Drinks

    Kentucky Apple Sour — this sweet, little cocktail is straight from

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Bourbon Balls

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Bourbon is magic, and bless Kentucky for giving it to us!

This Southern treat takes less than 30 minutes to whip up and is perfect for a whole host of occasions — Kentucky Derby, Christmas, Wednesday nights…

The bourbon flavor deepens over time, so leftovers (if there are any!) aren’t a problem. They keep for 12-15 days if stored in an airtight container.

Ingredients

1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons … Read more

Kentucky Apple Sour

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In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here’s a recipe from our book, DIY Cocktails. Horse racing and bourbon go hand in hand, but you don’t have to be in the stands wearing your best seersucker suit or fancy hat to enjoy a little bit of Kentucky at home!

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz bourbon
½ oz Grand Marnier
½ oz  fresh apple juice
½ oz  fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail … Read more

Choosing Bourbon for Your Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

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With the Kentucky Derby coming up, thoughts are turning to the mint julep. This cocktail has been the signature drink of Churchill Downs since 1938, when they started serving the mint julep in souvenir glasses for 75 cents each.

If you don’t think the word “julep” sounds particularly Southern, you’re right. The cocktail, known as “julab,” originated in Arabia centuries ago. Eventually, it made its way to the US — with little changes along the … Read more

Kentucky Pecan Chocolate Pie

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It’s almost Kentucky Derby time! If you’re looking for a traditional Southern treat to serve along with Mint Juleps on Derby Day, look no further than Kentucky Pecan Chocolate Pie. It’s chocolatey with a touch of bourbon. Whether your horse wins or loses, you’ll still have pie. Delicious, sweet pie.

Ingredients

    ½ cup flour
    1 cup sugar
    ½ cup butter, melted
    2 eggs, beaten
    3 tbs bourbon 
    1 cup chopped pecans
    11 oz semi-sweet chocolate

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The 56 Julep

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The julep has been the classic beverage of the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century

With over 56 years making fine Kentucky bourbon, Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller of Wild Turkey knows his mint juleps. Jimmy uses Wild Turkey 101 in his juleps, the higher proof produces a richer, deeper and fuller taste. It has quite a kick too!… Read more

Kentucky Champagne Cocktail

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Derby Day Cocktails from Woodford Reserve

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Each year for the Kentucky Derby Woodford Reserve creates a limited edition $1000 Mint Julep Cup for collectors. The proceeds are donated to a charity associated with helping those involved in horse racing. More info on this years $1000 Mint Julep Cup and charity.

If you didn’t get a cup, you can still enjoy the Kentucky Derby in style with these cocktails from Woodford Reserve.

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep

Ingredients:
3-5 mint leaves
1 teaspoon … Read more

Crown Royal Derby Drinks

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Crown Royal participates in Derby Weekend by sponsoring the Crown Royal American Turf Stakes since 1995. The race, a 1�-mile race for three-year-old horses, runs just prior to the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

Crown Royal created these race-inspired drinks, the Crown of Roses and the Royal Stretch, to celebrate the spirit of the sport. The Crown of Roses� deep color is inspired by the garland of roses presented in victory circleto … Read more

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