Happy Derby Y’all!!
I regularly share that I am a proud Kentuckian and the first Saturday in May allows my state to show off.
This weekend marks the 143rd running of The Kentucky Derby, or the fastest two minutes in sports. I have been blessed to be raised among beautiful thoroughbreds and horse farms and often forget that the rest of the world doesn’t have the opportunity. Sadly, the weather calls for rain but there will still be beautiful hats, great drinks and some of the most gorgeous animals on the planet running for the garland of roses.
For those not familiar with Kentucky or the Kentucky Derby, join me for a quick run down.
My Old Kentucky Home
If you do nothing else, please view this video.This video displays the beauty of where I live and will make you fall in love. You will also probably want to come visit me!
The Kentucky Derby was first raced in 1875 and has a maximum field of 20 horses. It is referred as the run for the roses as the winning horse receives a beautiful blanket of red roses.
The Mint Julep
It should come as no surprise that the Kentucky Derby has an official drink that include bourbon. I personally think it does take better in a silver cup!
You can find many varieties of recipes but I think this one is the best.
Curious Louisville has a great listen as to why Derby hats are a thing. Rule number one, always choose your outfit and then create the hat!
Every year there is a horse with a great story and this year I’m in love with Patch, he lost his left eye last year but has been able to qualify for The Derby! Everyone chooses their horse in a variety of ways, the horses color, the color of the silks, the horse’s name. This guide can give you a rundown of each of the horses.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky
Check out my post on Maker’s Mark Makerita.
What You Missed From Me This Week
Enjoy your weekend!!