Its off to a races this week end at Churchill Downs for a 142nd annual Kentucky Derby. Though a race itself is only a matter of minutes, Derby fanatics turn it into a biggest celebration of a year. Right up there with finding a floppiest hat you can wear but tipping over is pinning down your viewing celebration menu. Weve got dessert covered on race day, with boozyandminty sweet treats inspired by a Southern cocktail favorite a packet julep. Trust us, even after a horses cross a finish line, youll find any excuse to down these refreshing, bourbon-spiked desserts.
One sip of these bourbon-y milkshakes is a surest way to get you in a spirit. This so-creamy blend of quality vanilla ice cream, minty liqueur and, obviously, bourbon isone so good youll know full well why bourbon as well as packet have been meant to be together perpetually as well as ever.
Theseintensely chocolatey, boozed-up homemade truffles have been absolutely trophy-worthy. And rolling them in fresh packet sugarine made simply by blending packet as well as sugarine together in a food processor gives each universe a pleasant green paint as well as crunchy outside.
For something that doesnt wandering too far from a packet julep youre used to slurping down, try this adults-onlyMint Julep Granita wed gamble its even more lovely thanthe classic. Scraping a surface of mint-steeped, bourbon-spiked ice creates a snowy hardness thats a delight piled into a frosted potion as well as garnished with a sprig of mint.
Plus, chuck a Derby celebration similar to a loyal Kentucky native with Damaris Phillipstips for formulating a loyal Louisville-style spread.