There are a plethora of cocktails tantalizing our taste buds and mind with their own eclectic, vivid flavours. However, only few of them qualify to become essentials for special events. These dedicated libations become as popular as the event itself and carve a niche for themselves in the bartending world.
One such lip-smacking concoction that has been broadly associated with the special event of Derby is Mint Julep, which they say go hand-in-hand with Derby. However, if you do not really have a palate for this famous Churchill Downs cocktail, and are seeking to try something tantalizing, then kindle your senses with these five derby delights.
Bourbon may be the king of American Whiskies, but an Old Fashioned is surely emperor of all Bourbon cocktails. This sprightly mix is prepared by blending Bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters. It is built directly in the glass and served with a twist of orange or lemon to impart the tangy aftertaste. After Mint Juleps, it’s the Old Fashioned which grabs the attention of folks who are busy betting on horses.
Another casual delight in the family of Whisky cocktails is the Whisky Sour. Prepared with Signature Whisky, lime juice, sugar, and egg white; this concoction impresses your taste buds with its bittersweet flavours. If you are out to a derby event with your friends, then don’t forget to order this light cocktail to relish and enjoy.
This Whisky mix happens to work its charm on all the Negroni lovers. Boulevardier is a beautiful blend of whisky, Campari, and sweet vermouth. However, unlike a Negroni, Boulevardier is coloured and has a strong bittersweet flavour. Yet the cocktail is somewhat light and soothing, and goes well with summer and derby events.
If you are missing the sour and minty flavours of Julep, then the Derby is here for the rescue. This sophisticated drink is a clever mix of Bourbon, lime juice, sweet vermouth, and orange curacao. When blended and served appropriately, it will tease your tongue with its diverse tart, peppery, sweet, and subtly herbal flavours.
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