As you may know, Saturday, May 6 marks the 143rd anniversary of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports!
To help prepare you for race day, check out some bourbon and cocktail suggestions for Derby spring parties.
The much coveted and rare Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will finally be re-released to coincide with Derby in 10 select markets around the country. This award-winning bourbon is perfect for slow sipping or creating a luxurious Mint Julep.
If you are looking for a cocktail to sip on while cheering on the thoroughbreds, check out these two cocktail recipes, The Mint Julep with Bulleit 10 Year Old; a premium version of the classic Derby drink, while the Blade and Bow “New” Fashioned was created with the spirit of spring in mind and is a great alternative to the julep.
Blade and Bow 22-Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Beginning in April, an extremely limited supply of Blade and Bow 22-Year Old will be re-released for the first time since its launch on Derby Day, 2015. Keep an eye out at leading bourbon retailers and help commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the opening of legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Kentucky on the first weekend in May.
1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old
1.5 tsp. sugar
Fresh mint leaves
Muddle mint leaves, sugar and splash of water in a rocks glass or julep cup. Add Bulleit 10, water, and fill glass with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with fresh mint.
Blade and Bow “New” Fashioned
In an old fashioned glass (or rocks glass, whichever is readily available)
1.25 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1.5 oz. simple syrup
Muddle 1 orange slice
0.75 oz. St-Germain
Top with a splash of soda and garnish with an orange slice and cherry