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The mint julep has been the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby for about a century, but what if you don’t like mint or bourbon? There’s no shame in saying “neigh” to the libation on race day. In fact, these drink recipes are just as worthy of getting the party started at home while you cheer on your favorite horse in a floppy hat from the couch.
One famous woman in history you may not know about is Diane Crump, the first-ever female to ride in the Kentucky Derby. This recipe was inspired by her and combines bourbon with blackberry preserves and mint.
This cocktail rounds out a fan-favorite Southern refresher, sweet tea, with strawberry preserves, simple syrup and lemon juice.
There are 101 ways to cook an egg, but did you know you could drink one too? This sour features tequila, grapefruit, lime, jalapeno simple syrup and egg white.
This horse-themed mare-garita uses tequila, lime and ginger simple syrup, with jalapenos to garnish and tajin on the rim. When the races are over, use it to go with these popular Mexican recipes you can make at home.
You don’t need to know anything about golf to enjoy an Arnold Palmer. This popular drink comes together in this recipe with sweet tea vodka, lemonade and mint and lemon to garnish.
This easy recipe for a mango raspberry bellini uses basic ingredients like prosecco and fruit, but it also calls for mint tea — which is soothing for the stomach when the hangover hits.
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We know we said no mint juleps, but in case you decided you wanted one after all, here’s an easy recipe that uses whiskey, simple syrup, mint leaves and crushed ice. Of course, you’ll need some grub to soak up the adult beverages. Create the perfect race day spread by learning how to make your favorite stadium foods at home.
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