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The Best Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Have you watched the Kentucky Derby and wondered where the ladies bought their hats and what were they drinking? The 2020 Kentucky Derby is taking place on Saturday, September 5th, four months later than when it would normally run. While hats will still be seen, there will be far less spectators in attendance. Join in the fun, and make your own bartender approved Kentucky Derby cocktails. Find all of your favorite ingredients at your local Bashas’.

WOODFORD RESERVE® MINT JULEP

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve® Bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 3  Fresh Mint Leaves
  •   Crushed Ice
  • 1 oz Water

Method

Muddle 3 mint sprigs, sugar and water in the bottom of a julep cup. Fill glass with crushed ice, add bourbon and stir. Garnish with more ice and fresh mint.

Garnish

Mint Leaves

WOODFORD RESERVE® SPIRE

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve® Bourbon
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  •   Crushed Ice
  • 1  Lemon Twist (garnish)

Method

Combine the bourbon, lemonade and cranberry juice in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir the mixture, garnish with the lemon twist and serve.

Garnish

Lemon Twist

WOODFORD RESERVE® OLD-FASHIONED

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve® Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Woodford Reserve® Bitters
  • 2  Woodford Reserve® Cherries
  • 1  Orange Peel

Method

Add ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice to the mixing glass and a serving glass. Stir ingredients for 30 to 40 seconds. Strain into a serving glass. Garnish with a lightly expressed orange peel.

Garnish

Orange Peel

Be sure to tag us on Instagram at #BashasMarkets if you make any of these Kentucky Derby approved cocktails. And be sure to wear your favorite fancy hat!