Derby Drinks

There is nothing associated quite as strongly with the Kentucky Derby as the Mint Julep. Perhaps big, crazy-looking hats come in at a close second. I love a good reason to indulge in some bourbon – it’s such a rare event for me; even better when it’s served in a pretty silver cup. 

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So with the Derby coming up this Saturday, imagine my delight when Southern Living published this feature on Race-Day Cocktails. It goes way beyond the Derby’s signature drink, suggesting an array of cocktails to serve and sip at each of the Triple Crown races. I’m particularly intrigued by their slushy version of a whisky sour. 

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Races aside, these divinely different drinks are certainly making their way into my summer cocktail party rotation. Just look how gorgeous they are! Your guests will be so impressed you probably don’t even have to clean the house – no one will notice… :) 

So tell me – anyone out there have a secret recipe for the ultimate Mint Julep?? Share it here! I promise, the secret is safe with me…

 Images from Southern Living