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The Mint Julep and the Kentucky Derby Go Hand in Hand

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The Mint Julep and the Kentucky Derby Go Hand in Hand

The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sports event in the nation. The first Kentucky Derby was held on May 17th, 1875 and has happened annually at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May ever since. It’s a grand social affair wrapped in the trappings of a sporting event (or the other way around, depending on where your priorities lie). The traditions of a derby event are heavily borrowed from the British; the awards, the hats, the pageantry. But the Kentucky Derby has a few traditions that stand out as distinctly American additions to the event. An integral...

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Beyond Mint Juleps

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Beyond Mint Juleps

It’s Derby season in Kentucky! Try this recipe from Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar for a taste of Louisville to serve while you watch the iconic horse race this Saturday. Located on Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville, Doc Crow’s is known for rare bourbon flights, over-the-top comfort foods and Southern hospitality. Doc Crow’s Bourbini 1 oz. Heaven Hill 6-year bourbon2 dashes peach bitters.5 oz. Mathilde Peche peach liqueurSparkling wineSprig of mint, for garnish In a cocktail shaker, add bourbon, bitters and liqueur with ice. Shake. Strain into a champagne flute, top with sparkling wine, and garnish with mint sprig. (Cocktail...

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