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Five Unique Kentucky Derby Drinks

Five Unique Kentucky Derby Drinks

It’s time to throw on a fancy hat and head to Louisville, for the ultimate in horse racing, the Kentucky Derby! But if you’re not making the annual pilgrimage to the track, you can still have fun at home, hosting your own derby party. Just tell your guests to B.Y.O.H. (bring your own hat) and get your cocktail bar ready for some serious action.

Sure, the Mint Julep is the iconic beverage of choice for the Kentucky Derby, but that doesn’t mean you can’t branch out and have a little fun with our collection of derby-inspired delights!

Angry Frosé Cider

Ingredients

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.  Serve in a rocks glass and garnish with strawberry.

Blue Moon Mist

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Fill a Collins or stemless wine glass with ice.
  2. Add Aperol and lemon juice to glass and give it a stir.
  3. Top with Blue Moon and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy!

Old Foster Mint Julep

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pack mint julep cup with crushed ice.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine bourbon, syrup, and mint leaves.
  3. Lightly bruise mint leaves with a muddler, strain contents into julep cup.
  4. Garnish with three generous sprigs of mint.

Rosé Cider Julep

Ingredients

  • 4-5 oz. Rosé Cider
  • ½ oz. Bourbon
  • ½ oz. Créme de Cassis
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup 
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves

Directions

  1. Muddle mint in the bottom of a julep tin.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and then fill the julep tin with crushed ice. 
  3. Garnish with a lavish mint bouquet.

Keeneland Breeze

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Fill rocks glass with ice.
  2. Add bourbon, a splash of orange curacao liqueur and a squeeze of fresh orange.

Top off with ginger ale and garnish with an orange wedge.

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