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Cocktail party

  • Moveable Feast

    Shrimp Shu Mai

  • Recipe

    Hot Brown Bites in Turmeric-Black Pepper Pastry

    These hors d'oeuvres are a homage to Louisville’s most famous culinary creation. Hailing from the city’s Brown Hotel and dating back to 1926, the traditional Hot Brown is an open-face…

  • Recipe

    Spiced Salmon and Potato Croquettes

    You’ll find versions of this breaded, fried fish cake (also called salmon patties) all over Kentucky. For my Kentucky Derby menu, I mix in warm spices and add fresh ginger…

  • Recipe

    Benedictine Dip with Crudités

    This bright cucumber spread is often used to make Benedictine sandwiches, a traditional Kentucky Derby snack. I prefer to serve it as a dip with crudités to lighten things up.

  • Recipe

    Vodka-Berry Lemonade

    I love a good berry lemonade; it hits all the sweet and sour notes I want in a refreshing afternoon drink and also makes a welcoming Kentucky Derby cocktail for…

  • Recipe

    The Boulevardier

    I fell for the Boulevardier while working at Whiskey Bear bar in Lexington. It’s a thinker’s cocktail and a delightful sipper. For a less bitter and more approachable drink, I…

  • Recipe

    The Moderne

    While it is a nod to the venerable old-fashioned, there’s certainly nothing quaint about this big-flavored drink. Elderflower and bitters make this something special. When sourcing bitters, look for local…

  • Recipe

    Rose Spritz Cocktail

    Move over, bitter liqueurs. This spritz is sure to become your new favorite warm-weather sipper.

  • Recipe

    Violet Lady Cocktail

    This striking cocktail gets its color from crème de violette and a creamy boost from an egg white shaken into the mix. The subtle, sweet perfume of violet is a…

  • Recipe

    Haute Hibiscus Cocktail

    This updated version of the Cosmopolitan is made with hibiscus liqueur, which adds citrusy, berry notes to the cocktail. I love Fruitlab hibiscus liqueur from Greenbar Distillery, but you can…

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