Today’s the Day!

Today’s the Day!

Yes, today is Kentucky Derby Day. Live coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT). Post time for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby is 6:57 p.m. ET (3:45 p.m. PT). You know where I’ll be at that time! But before that, I’ll be in the kitchen cooking a few special small bites to munch on during the broadcast.

We’ll be dining on Bang Bang Chicken Skewers, Baked Crab Popper Delights, Mashed Potato Puffs, and Black Lavendar Bundt Cakes. Doesn’t that all sound delightful? I’ll be in the kitchen all day, I think, but you know I love it!

And later in the day, I’ll be enjoying a Mint Julep or two. All to celebrate the most spectacular horse race of all time! Go get some mint and some bourbon whiskey and you’ll be well on your way to also enjoying this delightful cocktail full of rich history!

Live it up and drink it down!

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Today’s the Day!



     Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, torn into pieces

  • 1 1/2 ounce boubon whiskey
  • 1 ounce mint syrup
  • 8 ounce glass or silver cup filled with crushed ice


  1. To make the mint simple syrup, add the water and the sugar to a small saucepan and boil for 1 to 2 minutes stirring until sugar is dissolved. Muddle mint slightly to release natural oils, stir it into the syrup mixture. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. Fill an 8-oz glass with crushed ice. Pour in the whiskey and give it a good stir. Then top with the mint syrup and a few sprigs of fresh mint.
  3. Enjoy slowly (and responsibly).
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