Lambert & Lindsey Spring Breakfast

Kentucky Derby Entertaining
 
Cocktails:
Ginger Julep
 1½ oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon
 Juice of half a lime
 1 medium piece candied ginger
 ¼ tsp. molasses
 3 oz. lemon soda
 
Muddle ginger with all liquids except for the soda. Serve over ice in a julep glass and top with lemon soda. Garnish with a piece of ginger or a lime twist.


 
Woodford Berry Punch
1 ¼ cups Woodford Reserve bourbon
2 ½ cups cranberry juice
2 ½ oz orange juice
6 diced strawberries
10 basil leaves
6 pinches allspice/sugar blend
 
Muddle strawberries, basil, orange juice and allspice/sugar blend in bottom of a glass. Transfer to large pitcher, add bourbon, ice and top with cranberry juice. Stir well and serve in mason jars.


 
Basil Strawberry Julep
3 fresh basil leaves
2 diced strawberries
1 tbsp basil simple syrup
Ice (crushed)
2 tbsps Woodford Reserve bourbon
 
Add basil leaves, strawberries and simple syrup to rocks glass. Muddle. Add ice then top with bourbon. Garnish with fresh basil sprig or strawberry and serve.
 
Basil Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup basil leaves, 1 cup water and 1 cup of sugar in a small pot. Bring to a slow simmer, stirring often. Once sugar dissolves, remove from stove and cool. Strain to separate leaves from liquid into container and seal.
 


Mint Julep Bar:
A mint julep bar allows party hosts to be able to enjoy their party as much as the guests and for guests to be able to participate in the festivities. Set out all the ingredients needed to make a traditional mint julep as well as various juices, fruits and herbs for those who want to get creative.


 
Suggested Items:
 
  • Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • Fresh fruits in bowls (oranges, limes and various berries)
  • Fresh fruit juices (orange, cranberry, pineapple)
  • Fresh herbs in glasses
  • Various bitters, cherries and sugars
  • Mason jars or other glasses
  • Muddler, spoon and straws
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