Kentucky Derby Cocktails of choice

Their are SO many things I love about being from Kentucky, from cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats, GO BIG BLUE! To the Bourbon trail, there's nothing that makes Kentucky more universally known than the Kentucky Derby. And the only thing more iconic than the silhouette of the twin spires of Churchill Downs is the world renowned Mint Julep and it's lesser known cousin (but equally as tasty) Lily Oaks....So y'all know I had to give you the recipe! Enjoy!!

Mint Julep Recipe

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. Kentucky Bourbon
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Fresh Mint Leaves
Crushed Ice

INSTRUCTIONS

Express the essential oils in the mint and rub them inside the glass....That's a super fancy way to say tear the leaves and muddled them. In the same glass, add simple syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice. Stir. Garnish with more ice and fresh mint.

Proper Mint Julep

Proper Mint Julep

Oaks Lily Recipe

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 1/4 oz. GREY GOOSE® Vodka                         
  • 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1/4 oz. Triple Sec
  • 3 oz. Cranberry Juice

INSTRUCTIONS

Pour all ingredients in shaker and and shake thoroughly then pour over crushed ice and  place stemless wine glass,  and garnish with a blackberries and lemon wedge.

Image FROM MY FAVORITE KENTUCKY GIRL FOODIE SITE... MY MODERN COOKERY

Image FROM MY FAVORITE KENTUCKY GIRL FOODIE SITE... MY MODERN COOKERY