Jeptha Creed’s Kentucky Derby Day Cocktails

From the classic Mint Julep to the Bluegrass Belle, toast at home (in a great hat, of course) with these delicious drinks.

Okay, you may not be able to go to the Kentucky Derby this year or even in watch it on television—but there’s absolutely no reason you can’t whip up some of these delicious cocktails from Jeptha Creed. There’s the classic Mint Julep, the Bluegrass Belle, and One for the Roses.

Take your pick or make all three on Saturday. Maybe even throw on one of your finest hats to celebrate too.

Mint Julep

— 2 oz Jeptha Creed 4 Grain Straight Bourbon

— 1 oz simple syrup

— Mint sprigs

Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and crushed ice, pour in bourbon, stir, and add additional crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

One for the Roses

—1 -750ml Bottle Jeptha Creed Honey Flavored Vodka

—1 -750ml Bottle Rose’ Champagne

—1 – 64oz Cranberry Juice

—1 – 2 liter lemon lime soda

Stir all ingredients in a large dispenser and stir. *Cocktail tip: Add ice in a Ziploc bag to place in the large dispenser keeping cocktail chilled to be served as a punch for your guests.

Bluegrass Belle

—2 oz Jeptha Creed Blueberry Flavored Vodka

—1 oz Mint Simple Syrup

—1 oz Lime Juice

—2 Mint Sprig

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and muddle mint sprig. Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously. Strain shaker into a tall glass with ice and then top with lemon lime sparkling. Give a gentle stir and garnish with mint sprig.

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