The Kentucky Derby is just as much about bourbon-infused pecan pies as it is about horse races. Here, we highlight both classic and more creative pies, like caramel-pecan hand pies, apple pie bars and custard phyllo pie with almonds and pistachios.
4 Minty Non-Julep Cocktails for the Kentucky Derby
Place your bets—Derby weekend is upon us! During the two-day event at Churchill Downs, fans drink more than 120,000 mint juleps. It's a great cocktail, but there are so many other ways to incorporate mint into bracing spring drinks. Here, 4 minty non-juleps to drink at your Kentucky Derby celebration.
The Kentucky Derby might be the most exciting two minutes of horse racing, but let’s be honest; the day is really about big hats, good finger food, and abundant Mint Juleps. Here’s the game plan: Make this impressive derby party menu a few days in advance and then on the day of the big event just reheat your biscuits, lay out platters of food and start mixing up those cocktails!
The Kentucky Derby is not only the most exciting two minutes in sports, it’s also a great occasion to throw a party catered with things like cheesy, messy Kentucky hot browns and many, many mint juleps. For an added on-theme flourish, serve a few rose-infused foods in honor of the race’s nickname, The Run for the Roses. Here, some great ideas.