April 2017 Hops & Vine 3

Mixin’ It Up on Derby Day

This year’s Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 6, and it seems more and more non-Kentuckian’s are donning hats and downing drinks in honor of Spring’s equestrians rite.

Whether you’re celebrating in style or sipping in your sweatpants, here are a few out-of-the-box Derby cocktail recipes, courtesy of the master mixologists at the Parker Garage.

Ginger Citrus Julep

Muddle together:

Simple Syrup

Mint

Orange Peel

Ginger Beer (or Real Ginger)

1.5 oz Bourbon

1.5 oz Orange Juice

Shake and top with Ginger beer if needed

Garnish with Mint

Cranberry Closer

3 oz Cranberry juice

1.5 oz Vodka

.5 oz Lime

Splash of Triple Sec

Garnish with Lime

Triple Crown Punch

.5 oz Light rum

.5 oz Spiced rum

.25 oz Orange liqueur

1 oz Pineapple juice

.25 oz Lime juice

.25 oz Simple Syrup

.25 oz Grenada

1 oz orange juice

Bitters

Garnish with Orange and Lime