Derby Horses 2014

Horses in the Kentucky Derby

  • 6 Drink
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2015

You can take the horse to the bar but…

  • Bourbon, Meyer Lemon Liquer, orange twist
    Congratulations! - Winner of Kentucky Derby 2014 This is a variation of the Chapel Hill Cocktail named after a horse that is running in the 2014 Kentucky Derby. California isn't known for its whiskey, but it is known for oranges. You can take the basic recipe for a Chapel Hill, a simple drink made with bourbon, triple sec and lemon juice, then make it more C…
  • Bourbon, Herbsaint, hop-infused honey syrup, grapefruit juice, Peychaud's Bitters
    Named after a horse running in the 2014 Kentucky Derby. You don't often find hops outside of beer, but crafty food writer Emma Emerson concocted a hops-infused Sazerac that combines the best of both worlds. Her recipe hinges on homemade hops-infused honey syrup, as well as some key bitters.
  • Named after a horse in the 2014 Kentucky derby, this is a variation on the Horse's Neck Cocktail.
  • Bourbon, Armandine barrel-aged almond liqueur
    With a name like "Wicked Strong," this cocktail has to pack a wallop. Its namesake horse was born and raised in Boston, and while I have a hard time recommending any bourbon distilled outside Kentucky, it would be nice to utilize Amandine barrel-aged almond liqueur made at Boston's own GrandTen Distilling for a basic almond-bourbon cocktail.
  • Bourbon, mint syrup, mint cotton candy
    For Candy Boy, the colt from Kentucky. Concocted by Kansas City's Hawthorne and Julep called Bigelow's Heaven. The drink is a standard mint julep, but instead of a mint leaf garnish it uses mint-flavored cotton candy that melts into the drink. Brilliant.
  • Vodka, Rum, orange juice, pineapple juice
    This cocktail’s name is taken from the flowers used to make the blanket that drapes the winning horse at the Preakness in Baltimore, Maryland. Made with orange and pineapple juice, vodka, light rum, and orange liqueur, it's a Plimlico winner in our book too. This cocktail's name is taken from the flowers used to make the blanket that drapes the winning hors…

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