Derby Day Mint Julep (Prego version)

This being the second year my wife is pregnant during the Derby we were unable to celebrate with Kentucky Bourbon. Instead we relied on this old-time non alcoholic version… 4 Mint sprigs — up to 5 sprigs 1 1/2 cups Sugar 2 cups Cold water 3/4 cup Lemon juice 1 1/2 quarts Ginger ale Lemon…

Derby Benedictine Sandwiches

1 large cucumber 1 small onion, quartered 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash hot pepper sauce 1 drop green food coloring Sliced white bread Peel cucumber and slice in half lengthwise; remove seeds with a small spoon. Place cucumber in a food processor and pulse about 5 times, until cucumber is…

Kentucky Hot Brown

1 1/2 tablespoons salted butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus extra for garnish Pinch of ground nutmeg Salt and pepper 14 oz. sliced roasted turkey breast, slice thick 4 slices of Texas toast (crusts trimmed) 4 slices of bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in…

The Ultimate Derby Julep

The Ultimate Derby Julep

8 to 10 mint leaves 1 Sprig of mint for garnish 1 Tablespoon sugar, more or less to taste 1 1/2 Ounce clean fresh Kentucky spring water 3 Ounce premium Bourbon Crushed ice Step 1: Rinse the mint and don’t dry it. The water helps flavor the cocktail. Step 2: Put the leaves in a…