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Official Kentucky Derby Cocktail Recipe

April 25, 2021

In collaboration with Woodford Reserve. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Taste of Koko!

The Kentucky Derby® is right around the corner – April 30 and May 1, 2021!  There are two things you need to celebrate Derby Day: a cocktail and a fascinator. The Woodford Spire is the official cocktail for the Kentucky Derby®, or any summertime celebration, and it’s crafted with the Woodford Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

SEE ALSO:  How To Make A Mojito Cocktail (Step-by-Step!)

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes.

  • NOSE: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
  • TASTE: Rich, chewy, rounded, and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon, and cocoa. Toffee, caramel, chocolate, and spice notes abound.
  • FINISH: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail

 

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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I love how smooth The Woodford Spire cocktail is with sweet and tangy notes from the lemonade and cranberry juice – I’ll be sipping on this throughout the summer!

 

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Yield: 1 cocktail

Easy Kentucky Derby Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Woodford Spire cocktail is the official cocktail for the Kentucky Derby®, or any summertime celebration, and it’s crafted with the Woodford Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Instructions

1. Add cranberry juice to glass.

pouring lemonade

2. Add lemonade to glass.

pour Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey

pour Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey

3. Measure 1.5 oz of Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

pour Woodford Reserve bourbon

4. Pour Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey into glass

stir cocktail

5. Stir & enjoy!

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Comment below on which horse you think will win, 1-20!

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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