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5 Bourbon-Infused Sweets to Make for Your Kentucky Derby Party

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

When it comes to Kentucky's signature liquor, we don't limit ourselves to just pouring a glass. Here are five of our favorite ways to incorporate this Derby day favorite into dessert. More

Serious Entertaining: Kentucky Derby Party

Serious Entertaining Erin Zimmer 2 comments

I can't claim to be from Kentucky or any state south of the Mason-Dixon (southern California doesn't count right?) but I've been to a few Derby parties in my day. I've worn a few wide-brimmed hats. So let's waste no time and start with mint juleps, then move on to beer cheese, Kentucky Hot Browns, bourbon balls, and more for your Race Day spread. More

Win, Place, Show: 3 Derby Day Sweets

Sweets Sarah Baird Post a comment

There are three crucial skills every Kentucky born-and-bred lady acquires by the time she reaches the age of dinner parties and cocktail hours: how to mix up a stellar mint julep, how to pick out the perfect hat for the Kentucky Derby, and how to make at least one of the official sweet indulgences of the Run for the Roses. If you're looking to add a touch of authentic Kentucky flair to your derby party this year, whip up one of these boozy and butter rich desserts or candies while figuring out how to bet a box trifecta on your favorite horse. More

Kentucky Butter Cake

Serious Eats Sarah Baird 1 comment

A moist brown sugar cake soaked with a buttery glaze. More

May Day Pie

Serious Eats Sarah Baird Post a comment

In this traditional treat of the Kentucky Derby, chocolate and nuts are poured in a crisp pastry crust. A little bourbon helps things shine. More

Pie of the Week: Rosewater Lime Transparent Pie

Sweets Sarah Baird 7 comments

The Kentucky regional favorite, Transparent Pie, gets a twist with the addition of rose and lime. More

Throw a Cinco de Derby or Derby de Mayo Party!

Serious Entertaining Meredith Smith 7 comments

What happens when the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo collide? You might call it Cinco de Derby or Derby de Mayo, or something far less appropriate*! Big hats, mustaches, horses, and booze are the ingredients for this holiday that only comes once every seven years. (Ok, I don't know if that's true, but it sounds good.) As the resident Spanish speaking Kentuckian, I bring you the complete guide to Cinco de Derby party-throwing! Complete with carnitas, piƱata cookies, and a Mint Julep bar with an anejo tequila option. More

Serious Entertaining: Kentucky Derby Party

Serious Entertaining Erin Zimmer 4 comments

I can't claim to be from Kentucky or any state south of the Mason-Dixon (southern California doesn't count right?) but I've been to a few Derby parties in my day. I've worn a few wide-brimmed hats. So let's waste no time and start with mint juleps, then move on to beer cheese, Kentucky Hot Browns, bourbon balls, and more for your Race Day spread. More

Country Ham Biscuits

Serious Eats Meredith Smith Post a comment

Note: This biscuit recipe is adapted from White Lily. The low protein flour is the key to biscuits with a crisp exterior and tender crumb. As an alternative, substitute1/4 cup all-purpose flour with cake flour. A light hand and minimal... More

Connie's Beer Cheese Spread

Serious Eats Meredith Smith 3 comments

Benedictine Sandwiches

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How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party

Meredith Smith 6 comments

The Triple Crown kickoff race combines Thoroughbreds, country ham biscuits, and bourbon. Personally I don't care about the big hats, but as this horse race is the only American sporting event that attracts foreign royalty, there must be some reason for them. Some parties are more ambitious than others, but here are a few nearly mandatory elements that are the essence of every Derby Day celebration. More

Bourbon Ball Milkshake

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

If you're going to be watching this weekend's Kentucky Derby but Mint Juleps aren't your drink of choice, why not pay homage to another traditional Kentucky delight? The Philadelphia Inquirer's Craig LaBan visited Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville and came away with Lynn's recipe for her Bourbon Ball Milkshake, a treat made with walnuts, bourbon and chocolate chips that's like "sipping a cold ice cream truffle through a straw, sweet but deceptively potent."... More

Cooking for the Kentucky Derby and the Queen

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It's not every chef who can say they've cooked for royalty, but after this Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Gil Logan will be able to say exactly that because Queen Elizabeth II will be visiting Churchill Downs and choosing from the menu he's put together: "When it was decided that they'd be visiting the Derby and eating here, the queen's staff Googled me," Logan said. "The royal family prefers to eat organic, natural foods, and they travel with their own food service staff."But when they saw that I buy as much as I can from local farmers who are growing and raising food without pesticides or hormones or antibiotics, they were quite happy to eat from our regular menu." Logan actually... More

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