Four Kentucky Derby Cocktails That Aren't a Mint Julep

Let the races begin with these four Derby inspired cocktails that go beyond the traditional Mint Julep

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Summer Thyme: The combination of Aperol, lemon juice and honey syrup creates a medley of enticing flavors with Four Roses' Summer Thyme cocktail.



1½ fl oz Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

¾ fl oz Aperol

¾ fl oz Lemon Juice

¼ fl oz Honey Syrup

2 dashes of Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters



Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Add a couple sprigs of either thyme or rosemary. Shake and double strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon and a sprig of your favorite herb for aromatics.



Attitude is Everything: Attitude Is Everything is an easy-to-make, three-ingredient cocktail with a simple syrup that's sure to elevate your sipping experience while watching the races.



2 fl oz Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

1 fl oz Blueberry Thyme Simple Syrup

¾ fl oz Lemon Juice



Mix all ingredients. Serve and enjoy 



Shandy Man: With the addition of both ginger beer and Blue Moon, and a splash of citrus, the Shandy Man is a must-try for beer lovers.



1.5 oz Clyde May’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey

1.5 oz Ginger Beer

1.5 oz Blue Moon Beer

.5 oz Finest Call Fresh Citrus Sour



Shake over ice and top off with beers. Pour into pilsner glass. Garnish with a lemon and orange wedge.



Woodford Spire: Both sweet and tart, the big batch-friendly Woodford Spire is reminiscent of the classic Mint Julep in flavor.



1.5 parts Woodford Reserve

2 parts Lemonade

1 part Cranberry Juice

Crushed Ice

Lemon Peel for garnish 



In a glass mix Woodford Reserve, lemonade and cranberry juice with a bar spoon. Add liquid mixture into a copper cup, add crushed ice to the top of the glass and serve with a lemon twist.