I will admit, I didn't set out to make a cocktail for the blog this week. I  just happened to have 2 mint plants sitting around, begging to be used. And  while there are many recipes that call for mint, I kept thinking about the  upcoming Kentucky Derby. While a mint julep would be fun (and expected), I  wanted to do something else. This is sort of a twist on a Tom Collins,  using lemon instead of lime and adding tasty blackberries and mint. This  takes the classic gin and tonic to a whole…

May 2 Blackberry Lemon Gin & Tonic

I will admit, I didn't set out to make a cocktail for the blog this week. I just happened to have 2 mint plants sitting around, begging to be used. And while there are many recipes that call for mint, I kept thinking about the upcoming Kentucky Derby. While a mint julep would be fun (and expected), I wanted to do something else. This is sort of a twist on a Tom Collins, using lemon instead of lime and adding tasty blackberries and mint. This takes the classic gin and tonic to a whole…

{Festive & Elegant} Kentucky Derby® Garden Party

{Festive & Elegant} Kentucky Derby® Garden Party

{Festive & Elegant} Kentucky Derby® Garden Party // Hostess with the Mostess® watermelon, feta, balsamic ?

From an ancient medicinal aid to the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the history of the Mint Julep is one of the oldest in the world of cocktails.

The History of the Mint Julep

From an ancient medicinal aid to the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the history of the Mint Julep is one of the oldest in the world of cocktails.

Try a bite-sized derby pie for the Kentucky Derby! These mini treats have pecan pie filling with bourbon and semisweet chocolate chips. YUM! | Recipe by @haleydwilliams

Mini Derby Pie

Try a bite-sized derby pie for the Kentucky Derby! These mini treats have pecan pie filling with bourbon and semisweet chocolate chips. YUM! | Recipe by @haleydwilliams

It wouldn't be the Kentucky Derby without bourbon! These chocolate-coated bourbon balls are the perfect snack to pop in your mouth while cheering on your favorite horse and jockey. These make great gifts if you are invited to a Derby party! Grab your hat or bow tie, and these bourbon balls, and down a mint julep! Derby Week Bourbon Balls Recipe | Take Two Tapas

Derby Week Bourbon Balls - Thelma Lou's

It wouldn't be the Kentucky Derby without bourbon! These chocolate-coated bourbon balls are the perfect snack to pop in your mouth while cheering on your favorite horse and jockey. These make great gifts if you are invited to a Derby party! Grab your hat or bow tie, and these bourbon balls, and down a mint julep! Derby Week Bourbon Balls Recipe | Take Two Tapas

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes via @PureWow

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

Shrimp and grits are a southern classic. This refined recipe is perfect for teatime.

Shrimp and grits are a southern classic. This refined recipe is perfect for teatime.

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