Giddy-Up: The Best Cocktails For Your Kentucky Derby Party

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The Kentucky Derby is extremely exciting. The problem is the whole race only lasts for a few minutes. That’s why the key to any Kentucky Derby party is to enjoy food and drinks before the race…and after. Otherwise, your window for enjoying bourbon and Hot Browns would literally only be for about 2 minutes.

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You can go the usual route and mix up traditional mint juleps with bourbon, sugar, soda water, crushed ice, and mint leaves. Everyone at your party will be pretty happy with that. But you wouldn’t want your guests getting sick of the iconic Bluegrass State drink (as if you could). That’s why it’s smart to offer different Kentucky Derby-themed cocktails. Scroll on to get your drink on.

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