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3 Fun Kentucky Derby Cocktail Creations!

High Noon Gin Cocktail Recipe | Kentucky Derby Cocktail

The Kentucky Derby is just a few short weeks away on May 5th this year and we’ve got a few fun Kentucky Derby cocktail creations for party day!

With fun names like “Smoke Show” and “High Noon” that remind you of champion horses to a classic Basil Gimlet, your Kentucky Derby party will be a big hit!

Thank you to the Botanist Gin for providing us with these great recipes & photos to share!

High Noon Gin Cocktail Recipe | Kentucky Derby Cocktail

The Botanist Gin – 1.5 oz.

Fresh Grapefruit Juice – .25 oz.

Elderflower liquor – .75 oz.

Tonic Water – 6 oz.

Grapefruit for garnish

Pour The Botanist Gin, Fresh Grapefruit Juice,

Elderflower Liquor into Highball Glass

Add ice

Top with tonic water

Garnish with grapefruit peel


Smoke Show Gin Cocktail | Kentucky Derby Cocktails

 The Botanist Gin -2 oz.

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice – 1 oz.

Ginger Syrup – 1 oz.

Mezcal – .25 oz.

Orange Bitters  – 4 Drops


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker

Fill with ice and shake

Strain into a Coupe Glass

Garnish with pickled ginger

Basil Gimlet | Kentucky Derby Cocktails

The Botanist Gin – 2oz.

Fresh Lime Juice – .75 oz.

Simple Syrup – .50 oz.

Fresh Basil Leaves


In a shaker, add The Botanist Gin,

fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and 5 fresh basil leaves

Fill with ice and shake

Strain into a Cocktail Glass

Garnish with a basil leaf

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Strawberry Limu Lemonade Cocktail

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The Lucky Charm Cocktail

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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother to 2 girls, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 17 chickens! Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for pairing food with travel and wine. She is Marketing Director at Crimson Vine Marketing, Social Media Specialist at Cougar Digital Marketing, and a Dental Hygienist in her spare time... but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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