The first Saturday in May is a sacred day for fans of horse racing, as it marks The Kentucky Derby. The first race of the coveted Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby has been a must-see event ever since the very first race back in 1875. But even if you can't make it to Churchill Downs this weekend, you still have time to pull together an awesome little viewing party in the comfort of your own home. To help get the party started, you'll need some Kentucky Derby cocktail recipes that will last long after the two-minute race is over.
Mint juleps, and practically anything with bourbon, are a must at any Kentucky Derby viewing party. And your guests will absolutely love sipping on all of the funky interpretations of the classic race day drinks on this list.
So round up your guests (even if they aren't into horse racing) and get into the Kentucky Derby spirit this weekend. Encourage them to dress up in their Sunday's best (wearing the traditional big Derby hat is a must!), nibble on some good old fashioned Southern eats, and cheer on your favorite four-legged racer. And if you're really lucky, the horse you place your bet on will win it all.