Ladies, grab your big hats. Gentlemen, slip on your pastel seersucker suits. The road to the Triple Crown begins this Saturday with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at storied Churchill Downs.
Whether you’ve got money on front-runner California Chrome or are pulling for a long-shot like Harry's Holiday, celebrate the Run for the Roses by throwing a Derby party brimming with tradition. From the pageantry of Millionaire’s Row to the festivity of the infield, Minibar can help you serve the perfect cocktail to make your party the odds on favorite!
2 tsp sugar
2 oz water
Sprigs of fresh mint
2 oz Bourbon
Silver julep cups (optional)
Lightly muddle mint and sugar, add bourbon and fill glass with crushed ice. Stir until glass frosts. Garnish with mint sprig.
Sweet Bourbon Punch
2 cups ice tea (unsweetened)
1 cup sugar
1 12 oz can frozen OJ
1 12 oz can frozen limeade
1 750 ml bottle of Woodford Reserve
7 cups water
Mix all ingredients and chill. Makes 1 gallon.
For more cocktail ideas, check out the Kentucky Derby website.