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
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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.
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
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
3-5 mint leaves
1 teaspoon … Read more
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Crown Royal participates in Derby Weekend by sponsoring the Crown Royal American Turf Stakes since 1995. The race, a 1ï¿½-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 Rosesï¿½ deep color is inspired by the garland of roses presented in victory circleto … Read more