The Best Kentucky Derby Cocktails for 2014 (Slideshow)

The classic mint julep — and juleps with a twist

Ole Smoky Moonshine Mint Julep Recipe

Stir up the competition for the Kentucky Derby! Nothing pairs better with a century-old horse race than century-old moonshine.

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Blackberry Mint Julep Recipe

Why do blackberries make everything better? Some Bulleit bourbon, a dash of Chambord (a raspberry liqueur), and fresh blackberries lend a fresh, country feel to this classic cocktail.

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Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. This is a great version of the classic.

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Derby Oaks Lily

This drink is the official drink of the Kentucky Oaks, the Friday mares' race on Derby weekend.

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Honey Mint Julep Recipe

For a simple spin on the traditional recipe, this delightful julep calls for honey instead of sugar. Honey can add depth of flavor, and pairs beautifully with the other flavors in this cocktail.

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The Rusty Nail Recipe

The rusty nail is a simple, easy drink to serve, but layered, flavorful, and refreshing. This is an especially great fit if you’re living in a part of the country that's still cold!

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The Classic Mint Julep Recipe

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Sometimes you just want the original.

The Classic Mint Julep Recipe