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Kentucky Derby Day Recipes and More!

Find everything Kentucky Derby-related—Derby day fashion, the perfect Mint Julep recipe, how to plan a Kentucky Derby party, and more. You won't need to make the trip to Churchill Downs to experience all the Derby has to offer.

Kentucky Derby Day Recipes and More!

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Make-Ahead Kentucky Derby Menu: Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Mint and Cream

Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Mint and Cream

Make-Ahead Kentucky Derby Menu: Jalapeño Cheese Straws

Jalapeño Cheese Straws

Make-Ahead Kentucky Derby Menu: Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Make-Ahead Kentucky Derby Menu: Honey Custard with Berries

Honey Custard with Berries

These easy and elegant recipes can all be made-ahead and served at room temperature.

The Cocktail | When it comes to a race day cocktail, nothing but a classic will do. |

A Kentucky Derby Soiree

Kentucky Derby table | To create an elegantly rustic table, designer Katherine Veitschegger layered luxe lace and more organic burlap from La Tavola Linen. A floral runner gives a dose of opulence. |

A Kentucky Derby Soiree

The Invitations | Derby-inspired paper goods cast in a rosy shade set the tone for the event from the very start. |

A Kentucky Derby Soiree

Kentucky Derby Party Inspiration | Burlap, lace, red roses, and burnished antiques set the tone for a Kentucky Derby party for two. |

A Kentucky Derby Soiree
  • Melanie 👀 Crocker
    Melanie 👀 Crocker

    this would be a fun girl party!

Derby Cheese Hat | No derby celebration is complete without the proper hat; this one is edible. Use rounds of garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese and Brie as a base, and create your own design with ribbon and herbs. Serve with assorted crackers and precut veggies. |

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

Classic Mint Julep | The classic version is served in silver julep cups. These are filled to the rim with a refreshing concoction of the finest bourbon, simple syrup, fresh mint, and crushed ice. See our tips and techniques for stirring up a mint julep. |

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

Mint Julep Gelées | To make these less strong, increase cold water to 2¼ cups and reduce bourbon to ¾ cup. |

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

#KentuckyDerby Party Checklist | The food, cocktails, decorations, and games to throw a Louisville-Inspired bash |

Kentucky Derby Party Checklist
  • Jeanine Raymond
    Jeanine Raymond


  • Caroline Campbell
    Caroline Campbell

    Very pretty

  • Sara Gute
    Sara Gute

    Spring in Kentucky means Derby!

Where to Shop for #KentuckyDerby Weekend: Peacock Boutique |

Where to Shop: Kentucky Derby Weekend

Head-to-Toe #KentuckyDerby Fashion Guide—The #KentuckyDerby isn’t all about the horses. It has become a place to see and be seen. Use our guide on #KentuckyDerby fashion so you’ll fit right in. |

Head-to-Toe Kentucky Derby Fashion Guide
  • Michele Quarton
    Michele Quarton

    Hats, hats, love them!

What a Kentucky Bourbon Aficionado Drinks on Race Day—Julian Van Winkle, president of the legendary Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in Frankfort, shares his go-to cocktail. | #KentuckyDerby |

Toast to the Derby

The Ultimate Julep Bar—Pair your Derby Julep with any of our flavored syrups to make it worthy of your finest pewter. | #KentuckyDerby |

Toast to the Derby

#Derby Truffles—These make-ahead gems are easy enough for casual get-togethers and fancy enough for special occasions. | #KentuckyDerby |

Toast to the Derby

Watercress Canapés—Create color with cucumbers, yellow squash, candy-cane beets, salmon caviar, zucchini, herbs, radishes, sprouts, and other fresh finds. |

Toast to the Derby
  • Jeanine Raymond
    Jeanine Raymond


Fluffy Cream Cheese Biscuits—Fluffy Cream Cheese Biscuits with Figgy Port Chutney, Blue Cheese Butter, and Ginger Ale-Brown Sugar Smoked Ham make up this delectable #KentuckyDerby sandwich. |

Toast to the Derby

Whipped Lemon Aïoli—Indulgent and lightly flavored, this dip is the perfect partner to colorful spring veggies such as green and purple endive; assorted radishes; and blanched, chilled asparagus and haricots verts (tiny green beans). |

Toast to the Derby

Spring-on-a-Plate Salads—Look for tender, fresh baby greens and microgreens at your local farmers’ market; they should be abundant this time of year. Soaking vegetables in ice water crisps them up. |

Spring-on-a-Plate Salads