9 Recipes to Make for the Kentucky Derby

Iconic Derby Day drink featuring fresh mint, smooth bourbon, and crushed ice, served in a chilled julep cup for a refreshing and classic cocktail experience.

Mint Julep

Inspired by the famous sandwich, this mac and cheese combines roast turkey, tomato, bacon, and luscious Mornay sauce, capturing the essence of Kentucky's culinary heritage.

Kentucky Hot Brown Macaroni and Cheese

Indulgent dessert marrying sweet pecan filling with velvety chocolate and a subtle kick of bourbon, creating a harmonious balance of flavors in every decadent bite.

Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon

A plant-based twist featuring creamy tofu and sweet pimientos, paired perfectly with fried saltines and tangy pickled green tomatoes for a satisfying vegan snack.

Vegan Pimiento Cheese

Hearty stew brimming with chicken, pork, beef, and vegetables, slow-cooked to perfection, ideal for gatherings with its comforting flavors and nourishing ingredients.


Southern delicacy melding chocolatey sweetness with the rich warmth of bourbon, these no-bake treats are a must-have for any Derby Day celebration.

Bourbon Balls

Refreshing cocktail blending bourbon, zesty ginger beer, and citrusy lime juice, offering a delightful twist on the classic Moscow Mule with a Southern flair.

Kentucky Mule

Flaky, buttery biscuits crafted using a traditional technique with grated butter and shortening, resulting in layers of pillowy goodness that pair perfectly with any meal.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Creamy macaroni and cheese infused with rich cheddar and Colby cheeses, topped with crispy, buttery breadcrumbs, creating a comforting dish beloved for its gooey texture.

Macaroni and Cheese with Buttery Crumbs

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