Okay ladies and gents… it’s the classiest of class events out there – The Kentucky Derby! Here are a few cocktails if you are planning to stay in and watch the big race.
Blueberry Bourbon Smash
Maple Bourbon Smash
2oz Four Roses Single Batch
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Garnish with Cinnamon Powder and Sticks
Add bourbon, juices, syrup, and bitters to glass jar with ice. Shake and Strain over fresh ice (preferably ice sphere or large cube) in a rocks glass. Burn orange peel to release aromatic oils. Garnish with cinnamon powder and sticks.
This cocktail is from Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa’s BOURBON BAR in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. I’m such a sucker for BOURBON, especially Four Roses!
The Bayou Derby
1 1/2 oz Bayou Select
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously, straining into coup or martini glass. Finish with a garnish of lime or a slightly fancier grapefruit wedge. Guaranteed to please your guests, the Bayou Derby is a sure bet that doesn’t involve specialized glassware.
Not everyone likes whiskey, so The Bayou Derby is perfect for someone who doesn’t enjoy bourbon.
I hope everyone wins big money on their horse!