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Tag Archives: Kentucky Derby

• 5 Kentucky Derby Horses Reimagined As Bourbon Cocktails

5 Kentucky Derby Horses Reimagined As Bourbon Cocktails

If there’s one thing that epitomizes the Kentucky Derby, well, it’s probably a gigantic hat. But if there are two things that epitomize the Kentucky Derby, it’s a gigantic hat and whiskey. … But as will surely be the case in Louisville, the real gem of the day is the bourbon. Whether you’re drinking a […]

• How To Make the Best Mint Julep, Ever.

How To Make the Best Mint Julep, Ever.

This weekend, brace your livers for impact. Sunday is Cinco de Drinko Mayo. Thankfully, I already have that base covered with how to make an awesome margarita. But first, it’s time to get out your ludicrously oversized hats for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. If it’s time for the Derby, it’s time for mint juleps. […]

• Quick. How to Choose the Best Bourbon for Mint Juleps

Quick. How to Choose the Best Bourbon for Mint Juleps

It’s no secret that we’re sort of obsessed with bourbon here. (After all, bourbon is sexy.) And there’s no better bourbon cocktail than Derby Day’s mint juleps. While we’ve give you all kinds of variations on the mint julep, the real question is: how to pick the best bourbon for your mint julep? Bourbons are […]

• Mint Juleps, Five Ways For Derby Day

Mint Juleps, Five Ways For Derby Day

Ah, the mint julep. One of the oldest, most revered and hotly debated fixtures of the drinking world. The name originates from the Arab word “julab,” which was likely a medicinal rose water concoction. The modern-day mint julep, however, came about in the early 1800s. Frederick Marryat captured the mint julep best in 1839’s A […]

• The Most Stupidly Expensive Cocktails in the World

The Most Stupidly Expensive Cocktails in the World

Money is for spending, improving your life, and making you feel better, which makes a cocktail the perfect purchase. Hangovers are easier to deal with than taxes, because you actually can hide under the bedcovers until they go away. Anyone complaining about that cocktails cost more is forgetting that money is a medium of exchange, […]

• Worst. Cocktails. Ever.

Worst. Cocktails. Ever.

PERHAPS SHE HAD already had two drinks. Perhaps it was only one. Whatever the case, the adage that drinking breaks down inhibitions about further drinking seemed particularly relevant. She tilted her head in a manner suggesting the former. “I’ll have a mint julep,” she cooed. Her similarly tilted-headed friend giggled as she said, “Me, too.” […]

• Woodford Reserve Releases Limited Edition Maple Wood Finished Bourbon

Woodford Reserve Releases Limited Edition Maple Wood Finished Bourbon

Industry’s First Bourbon Finish-Aged in Maple Wood Barrels Available November 1. Woodford Reserve announces the latest extension of its acclaimed Master’s Collection which will be released on November 1. Called ‘Maple Wood Finish,’ it is the fifth in the series of limited edition bottlings and continues Woodford Reserve’s tradition of crafting rare whiskeys that extend […]