Kentucky Derby Cocktails for Your Viewing party

Kentucky Derby Cocktails for Your Viewing party

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

2 oz Blueberry- infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Basil honey syrup
Shaken and served over ice, garnished with blueberries.
This recipe is straight out of Sag Harbor from the Hamptons hotel Baron’s Cove foams up rather nicely.
Maple Bourbon Smash

Maple 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

Orange Peel

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!

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The Bayou Derby

The Bayou Derby

1 1/2 oz Bayou Select

1 oz Grapefruit Juice

0.5 Honey

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!




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