As the 145th Run for the Roses approaches, I hope you are spending it cheering around the TV with friends sipping a mint julep.
While I've been to Churchill Downs and Keeneland, I've never made it for the Derby. Going to the Derby would be a dream!
It is the fastest two minutes in sports, but the fashion and the hats, oh the hats! are part of the fun.
A Magnolia Breeze dress is the perfect compliment to your lovely hat!
Here is the official Mint Julep recipe from Churchill Downs for your Derby party:
The Old Forester Mint Julep Recipe
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight.
Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Old Forester Kentucky Whisky.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Recipe courtesy of the Kentucky Derby.