Kentucky Derby Cocktail – Bourbon & Cider Delight

by Marla on April 27, 2014 · 15 comments

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Guess what? The 140th Kentucky Derby is less than a week away (May 2nd & 3rd, 2014) I’ve created a cocktail to you help celebrate the races & to assist y’all in celebrating any time at all!

I’ve paired non alcohol apple cider with very boozy Knob Creek Kentucky bourbon…voila!….Bourbon & Cider Delight. Oh happy days!

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Aren’t these glasses AMAZING?!

I really cannot remember for the life of me where the heck I got them. Some antiques store somewhere. All I remember is when I saw them I freaked out. Instant love at first sight.

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I also fell in love with this Taylor Brands pocket knife that I bought in Austin.

Sooooo. All you need for this sweet beauty (per drink) is a ice filled highball glass, a shot of your favorite bourbon, real apple cider, a squeeze of lemon juice & ginger juice and some fizzy water.

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Some fresh apple wedges add a bit of style & pizzaz too…

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This drink is refreshing and would be really wonderful any time of the year. I can picture omitting the ice…heating up the cider & enjoying it like a hot toddy.

Oh you know me, always thinking ahead ;)

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No matter what you are doing next weekend, whether you are watching the horse races, swinging in a hammock, or still playing in snow (as we are here in Telluride) I highly suggest you make a Bourbon & Cider Delight!

Enjoy!

Kentucky Derby Cocktail – Bourbon & Cider Delight

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Kentucky Derby Cocktail – Bourbon & Cider Delight

Ingredients

  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) Kentucky Bourbon
  • 8 ounces unsweetened (non alcohol) Apple Cider
  • splash fresh Lemon Juice
  • splash [Ginger Juice|http://astore.amazon.com/familyfreshcooking-20/detail/B000SEKSKU}
  • Sparkling Water
  • Ice
  • Sliced Apples for rim of glass

Method

  • Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the rest of the ingredients. Top with some sparkling water. Mix with a cocktail stirrer. Garnish with sliced apple.
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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Gorgeous drink! I’ll take a few :) Love the glasses, the knife, the bowl – great props, as always! pinned

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2 Marla April 27, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thanks so much Averie…fun to show off some of my favorites that i’ve had for a while :) XO

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3 Jenny April 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Love the glasses. Where can I get some?

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4 Marla April 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Hi Jenny! I mentioned in the post…I can’t remember where in the world I got these glasses. It was some antiques store…can’t even remember which state. Either CA or CO. So sorry! Perhaps I should start taking prop notes??!

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5 Rosa April 28, 2014 at 12:27 am

A delicious combination!

Cheers,

Rosa

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6 Julie @ Table for Two April 28, 2014 at 8:07 am

Umm, the PERFECT drink to sip on throughout the derby!! Love it!!

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7 Aimee @ Simple Bites April 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

I pinned this last night. SO fab!

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8 Marla April 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

Thanks so much for the pin Aimee :)

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9 Heather Christo April 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

Perfect derby drink Marla!

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10 Marla April 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

Thanks so much Heather!

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11 Meredith April 28, 2014 at 7:25 pm

What a fun drink and ideal for the Derby!

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12 Marla April 29, 2014 at 4:50 am

Thanks so much Meredith!

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13 Rita schimpff April 29, 2014 at 7:28 am

Great to meet another Bourbon gal! The recipes look wonderful.
The glasses are 1964 Derby Glasses and can usually be found for sale on secondary market.

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14 zerrin April 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

Love the combination both in the recipe and in the photos! That beautiful knife reminds me of my grandpa who used to be a great hunter. Pinning these amazing photos!

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