7 Kentucky Derby Cocktails


Get ready for the Kentucky Derby with these 7 irresistible cocktail recipes featuring bourbon, fresh fruits, and classic twists. Perfect for derby race day celebrations or any occasion.

Man O’ War Cocktail A simple cocktail featuring bourbon, Grand Marnier, lemon, and sweet vermouth. Named after the legendary racehorse, this drink is a real winner.

French 95 A fresh and fruity twist on the classic French 75 cocktail, made with bourbon instead of gin and topped with champagne. It’s an easy sip for a spring day.

Peach Bourbon Smash A refreshing and delicious cocktail featuring fresh peaches, basil, bourbon, and lemon. It’s a tasty twist on the classic whiskey sour.

Cherry Whiskey Sour A sweet and sour cocktail featuring bourbon, amaretto, and fresh cherries. It’s a combination twist on both the classic whiskey sour and amaretto sour.

Kentucky Bourbon Mule A spicy and flavorful twist on the classic Moscow Mule, featuring bourbon, ginger beer, and fresh lime.

Limoncello Tonic A refreshing and tangy play on the classic G&T, featuring limoncello and tonic water.

Peach Martini Bellini A sweet and bubbly cocktail featuring vodka, peach schnapps, and champagne. A perfect cocktail for a Derby brunch or celebration.

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