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The Best Bourbons for the Kentucky Derby
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The Best Bourbons for the Kentucky Derby

There was a time that bourbon could only be called bourbon if it hailed from Bourbon County, Kentucky...

What Is the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey?
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What Is the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey?

Bourbon and whiskey both taste great in a cocktail and, when mixed together, make for one hell of...

The History of the Mint Julep
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The History of the Mint Julep

Think you know the history of the mint julep? Pour yourself a glass and read all about the surprising...

What Is the Difference Between a Mojito and a Mint Julep?
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What Is the Difference Between a Mojito and a Mint Julep?

On the marquee: mojito vs mint julep. Is there a clear winner? Is there even that much of a difference...

11 Reasons to Keep a Bottle of Bourbon in Your Kitchen
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11 Reasons to Keep a Bottle of Bourbon in Your Kitchen

Take a glance at these sweet and savory recipes using bourbon and you'll realize that cocktails are...

11 Delicious Mint Cocktails That Aren't Juleps
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11 Delicious Mint Cocktails That Aren't Juleps

The Kentucky Derby may be synonymous with bourbon-heavy mint juleps, but there are plenty of other...

Kentucky Derby Party Dishes Inspired by Horse Food
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Kentucky Derby Party Dishes Inspired by Horse Food

The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday and while preparing a traditional Southern feast sounds like a...

Trophy-Worthy Mint Julep Cups for Kentucky Derby Day
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Trophy-Worthy Mint Julep Cups for Kentucky Derby Day

It's just about Kentucky Derby time. That one exhilarating Saturday in May when we all pretend to...

Thoroughbred Dishes and Cocktails for Kentucky Derby Day
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Thoroughbred Dishes and Cocktails for Kentucky Derby Day

Two minutes—the Kentucky Derby, in early May, might be over before you even finish making your first...

Kentucky Derby Recipes

Ward Eight 96 Saves

Ward Eight

A unique variation on a classic Sour made with rye, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine.

Little Italy 66 Saves

Little Italy

The Italian bitter cynar is used instead of angostura for a slightly more bitter take on a Manhattan...

Bourbon Cocktail 99 Saves

Bourbon Cocktail

A more complex Bourbon Sour made with Bénédictine and a little Cointreau.

Mint Julep 109 Saves

Mint Julep

A classic cocktail recipe of bourbon, mint, and a little sugar served over crushed ice, the mint julep...

Basil and Rye 80 Saves

Basil and Rye

This cocktail is part Mojito (in style) and part Julep (in taste), with basil replacing the mint for...

Boothby Cocktail 61 Saves

Boothby Cocktail

This Boothby cocktail recipe, essentially a Manhattan topped with sparkling wine or champagne, is...