Whether you’re in Louisville or your living room, all eyes will be on the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd.
Below are some great event-inspired cocktail options from The Wayfarer, The Skylark, and JIMMY at The James as well as the recently launched Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire. Instead of the boring, traditional derby drinks, these cocktails are unique, inventive and perfect in celebration of the event.
The Flaming Julep
In a rocks glass with ice, add:
- 1 1/2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
- 3 oz. Cranberry juice
Preparation: Stir and garnish with a mint leaf.
Mint Old Fashioned
Served at JIMMY at The James
In a tin
- Muddled Mint
- 2 oz. Knob Creek Bourbon
- 1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Preparation: Shake Rocks Ice. Garnish with an Orange Twist, Mint and a Cherry.
Served at The Wayfarer
In a High Ball Glass filled with Ice
- 2 oz. Earl Grey Old Forester Bourbon
- 3/4 oz. Drambuie
- 1 oz. Yuzu
- 1 oz. Orange Juice
- 3/4 oz. Honey Syrup
- 2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
Preparation: Combine in a shaker with a scoop of ice. Shake well and strain into glass. Garnish with an Orange Wedge.
Served at The Skylark
- 1 1/2 oz. Elijah Craig
- 1/4 oz. Illegal Mescal Reposado
- 1/4 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
- 1 oz. Honey Syrup
- 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
Preparation: Shake And Strain Over Large Grilled Lemon Ice Cube.