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Kentucky Derby Cocktail – Bourbon & Cider Delight

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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.

Kentucky Derby Cocktail - Bourbon & Cider Delight | MarlaMeridith.com

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

Kentucky Derby Cocktail - Bourbon & Cider Delight | MarlaMeridith.com

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 😉

Kentucky Derby Cocktail - Bourbon & Cider Delight | MarlaMeridith.com

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!

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~ Marla Meridith

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15 thoughts on “Kentucky Derby Cocktail – Bourbon & Cider Delight

    1. 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??!

  1. 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!