Kentucky Derby – Inspired Recipes

Mint Julep Derby Day

The Kentucky Derby Day Celebrations

Over it’s 137 year history, the Kentucky Derby is traditionally held on the first Saturday in May. More than just a horse race, it leads up to  the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.”

Here’s our pick of traditional favorites to celebrate with this Derby Day.

Mint Julep: This is the signature drink for the Derby Day celebrations, historically popularized in Kentucky. There are many recipes and many proportions for this mix of Kentucky Bourbon and fresh mint leaves. Find your perfect proportions for mint julep recipes on Recipebridge.

Thoroughbred Pie: Another classic Derby recipe, you can find many variations of this chocolate chip pie. Don’t forget to add the famous Kentucky Bourbon to it though. Find more chocolate chip thoroughbred pie recipes on Recipebridge.

Cheese Straws: Cheese straws are any Southern party favorites. Make sure you make enough as they go by fast. Find recipes for cheese straws on Recipebridge.

Benedictine dip: Cream cheese and sour cream add a delicious touch to this dip, perfect for dipping potato chips and cheese straws. Another one of the Derby favorites, find benedictine recipes on Recipebridge.

Bourbon infused Ribs: Kentucky Bourbon is a traditional classic to the Derby Day. So what better way to enjoy other than barbecued bourbon ribs. Find bbq ribs recipes on Recipebridge.

Chocolate Pecan Pie: A luscious bourbon filled pecan pie is a must for any Derby party. Find more pecan pie recipes on Recipebridge.

Pimento Cheese dip and crackers: Another Southern favorite, and Derby day classic, sure to please a crowd.

More Derby Day Recipes

Enjoy these recipes and more this weekend whether you celebrate with a Derby Day party or just sit back and enjoy this famous American sports event.

Find related Derby day recipes on Recipebridge.


Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer May 4th 2012
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