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Derby Day Cocktail Recipes

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Happy Derby Day!

The horses will be giving it their all, so why not give your best to your guests? You can have your own competition between the best cocktail! Everybody wins.

Classic Mint Julep
If you want to keep things classic, this is the cocktail recipe for you.
Ingredients:

Leaves from 4-5 mint sprigs
2 sugar cubes or 1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 1/2 ounces Four Roses bourbon whiskey
Mint sprig for garnish

Place the mint and simple syrup or sugar into a julep cup.
Muddle the mint and sugar well to dissolve the sugar and to release the oil in the mint.
Pour in the 2 1/2 ounces of Four Roses bourbon.
Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir until the glass becomes frosty.
Garnish with the mint sprig.

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Sweet Bourbon sour sobieski vodka
Sweet Bourbon Sour
¾ oz. Sobieski Karamel Vodka
¾ oz. bourbon
1 oz. simple syrup
¾ oz. lemon juice
Ground cinnamon and cinnamon stick for garnish

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick and serve. Crafted by Kim Haasarud.

i ride with rosie wild turkey cocktial
I Ride with Rosie Julep

2 oz. Wild Turkey 81
1 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
1.5 oz. Lemon Juice
Mint Sprigs
Crushed ice

Slap mint springs in palm of your hand to release oils. Tear them into pieces and add to shaker filled with all other ingredients and ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

warsaw mule cocktail sobieski vodka

Warsaw Mule (pictured above)

2 oz. Sobieski Vodka
3 oz. Ginger beer
Juice of half a lime
Lime wheel

Add all the ingredients to a Warsaw Mule filled with ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. You always find the best cocktail recipes, these sound so good!

  2. What lovely cocktail recipes

  3. These are all, very strange drinks. Not sure if I would like.

  4. These are great! Keep them coming, I’m making a recipe box for my next get together.

  5. Wow, those look wonderful. Definitely unique!

  6. Very unique drinks, would love to try a few of these.