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Kentucky Derby, Labor Day weekend cocktail recipes

Derby has been rescheduled this coming weekend along with the Labor Day holiday. So you can “bet” on Jeptha Creed an authentic farm to table Kentucky Distillery to assist you on making Derby Viewing cocktails that will still be wonderful to enjoy this Labor Day holiday. Mike Stone of Jeptha Creed Distillery shows us some classic simple cocktails that will have you racing through this weekend.

Mint Julep

  • 2 oz Jeptha Creed 4 Grain Straight Bourbon
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Mint Sprigs

Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and crushed ice, pour in Bourbon stir add additional crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves

Oaks Lily Cocktail

  • 1 oz Jeptha Creed Original Vodka
  • ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup fresh
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Splash of Orange Liqueur

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake until cold, strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and blackberry skewer.

Bluegrass Belle

  • 2 oz Jeptha Creed Blueberry Flavored Vodka
  • 1 oz Mint Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 Mint Sprig

Top with Lemon Lime sparkling

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and muddle mint sprig. Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously. Strain shaker into a tall glass with ice and then top with lemon lime sparkling. Give a gentle stir and garnish with mint sprig.

You can learn more about Jeptha Creed on their website.

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