Did you know The Kentucky Derby is on Saturday?
I have always enjoyed the events surrounding the Derby.
I've never been, but I love the hats, the fancy drinks and the traditions.
Since we aren't making a trip to The Derby this year,
we will be enjoying some Derby Pie and a Blush Lily to drink
while we watch some Derby coverage on TV.
My husband is the drink maker at our house and I like my drinks heavy on the fruity side :) The Mint Julep is the traditional Derby drink, but we went in a different direction. Churchill Downs serves 120.000 mint juleps and 40,000 Oaks Lily cocktails on race day. We found this Blush Lily recipe in our latest Southern Living magazine and made a few changes for our preferences. The Blush Lily is a different spin on the traditional Oaks Lily cocktail served at the race.
Our Blush Lily was delicious so I thought I'd share the recipe with you.
Blush Lily Recipe
Fill a cocotail shaker with crushed ice,
add 6 T cranberry juice
3 T vodka
2 T fresh lime juice
1 T Triple Sec
1 T sugar
This recipe makes 1-2 drinks so feel free to multiply the recipe
I'm also going to make a Derby Pie for us to enjoy this weekend.
If I were going to The Derby,
I'd wear a hat like this one:
Do you do anything fun for Derby weekend?
Happy Derby Weekend to you :)