The countdown to the Kentucky Derby is on — and Us Weekly has the perfect batch cocktails for entertaining a large group on Derby day.
The Woodford Spire is made with Woodford Reserve whiskey, the presenting sponsor and official bourbon of the 145th Kentucky Derby.
1.5 parts Woodford Reserve
2 parts Lemonade
1 part cranberry juice
Lemon peel for a lemon twist to garnish
Directions: In a glass mix Woodford Reserve, lemonade and Cranberry juice with a bar spoon. Add liquid mixture into a copper cup, add crushed ice to the top of the glass & serve with a lemon twist.
The Woodford Tea Punch, which is inspired by southern actress Reese Witherspoon, is another great option for the Saturday, May 2, event.
WOODFORD RESERVE TEA PUNCH
3oz. Unsweetened Tea
1.5oz. Strawberry Lemonade
1.5oz. Orange Juice
2.oz Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select
Directions: Pour over ice in a tea cup! Garnish with a mint sprig and a cinnamon stick.
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