I’m not a betting girl nor am I a sports enthusiast, yet I will always have a sweet spot for the Kentucky Derby. Maker’s Mark was one of the clients that caused me to deviate from fashion/beauty and entertainment and specialize in food, wine and spirits public relations. I have also traveled to Louisville, KY several times with Greenlee.
If I was ever to relocate from the tri-state area, Louisville, KY is where I would move to. I highly recommend this fun city filled with outrageous farm to table restaurants, not to mention the Bourbon Trail, for Bachelorette parties. I personally think it offers much more than NOLA and Charleston.
So let’s raise a glass to The Kentucky Derby with some of the cocktails specially created for this annual event. Will you be rooting for Classic Empire, Always Dreaming or Irish War Cry, or do you have your eye on a different horse.
Big-brim or fascinator? Sport coat or suit? This year, make your sip of choice for the Kentucky Derby race an easy one with Diplomático Rum’s base-switching Recibido Julep.
Diplomático Rum—a rum of distinction hailing from Venezuela—is carefully crafted with unadulterated sugar cane honeys, alongside quintessential Southern ingredients, to create a remix of the classic Derby libation.
1.75 oz Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
1.5 oz Watermelon Juice
.3 Laphroig Tripple Wood
.3 Mint Syrup
Top with soda over crushed ice
Recipe courtesy of Kenneth Vanhooser, Principal Bartender at Piora