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

The Flaming Julep

The Flaming Julep

Ingredients:
In a rocks glass with ice, add:

Preparation: Stir and garnish with a mint leaf.


Mint Old Fashioned

Mint Old Fashioned

Mint Old Fashioned

Served at JIMMY at The James

Ingredients:
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.


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Served at The Wayfarer

Ingredients:
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.


Fort Knox

Fort Knox

Fort Knox

Served at The Skylark

Ingredients:

  • 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.