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Kentucky Derby Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Thoroughbred

Does anything scream warm weather more than a day at the racetracks? Even though I've never had the privilege of attending the Kentucky Derby, I look forward to the horse race, as I've always seen it as something of a Southern rite of Spring.

The sun's out in full force, the air smells like horses and hay, and there's the buzzing energy of chatter throughout the stands.

I love visualizing my presence at Churchill Downs each year — usually in front of the television, a classic mint julep in hand. But I've discovered a totally different cocktail that's so delicious it's going to be my julep stand-in this time around.

With a generous pour of peach purée, a splash of soda, and a garnish of candied ginger, this refreshing drink is sure to be the belle of any Derby day ball.

Want to enjoy one? Then keep reading.

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Kentucky Derby Cocktail Recipe 2011-04-25 13:09:21

Ingredients

  1. 2 ounces bourbon
  2. 1-1/2 ounces peach puree
  3. 1 ounce lemon juice
  4. 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  5. Splash of soda
  6. Crushed ice
  7. Slice of candied ginger, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour ingredients one by one in a glass; add crushed ice and stir until outside of the glass is frosty.

Makes 1 drink.

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