Although I’m not a fan of horse racing, I do adore the fanfare surrounding The Kentucky Derby. I have longed to experience the crowds, the excitment, the juleps and, of course, the attire. However, The Derby always lands smack dab in the middle of resort season.
Since I’m unable to leave the city, I’ll bring The Derby to me. I really like this Mint Julep Cupcake recipe from The Baker Chick. The recipe is fairly simple and super decadent. They’re such a hit, in fact, that they were featured on ABC. Check out the full recipe here.
I love the idea of freezing miniature roses in ice cubes to chill champagne or prosecco. It’s a unique and simple idea to incorporate one of the most iconic images of The Derby without being overbearing.
I want to dive into this Kentucky Bluegrass Salad recipe from Southern Living. It’s crisp yet hearty, the perfect transitional dish for spring and a derby themed party.
Enjoy The Derby, everyone, and good luck!