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Party Planning and Recipes

Planning a Derby party or just want to relive the big day? Here are recipes for the traditional drinks and foods plus some party tips.

Woodford Reserve Manhattan
An additional "unofficial" drink of the Breeders' Cup.

Cherry Perfecta
An "unofficial" drink of the Breeders' Cup.

Mint Julep
Traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby

Black-Eyed Susan
Traditional drink of the Preakness.

White Carnation
The traditional drink of the Belmont, as served until 1997.

Belmont Breeze
The traditional drink of the Belmont Stakes since 1998.

Golden Beam
Traditional drink of the Jim Beam Stakes

Kentucky Derby Pecan Pie
This delicious treat is served at Churchill Downs and all over Kentucky on Derby Day.

Bourbon Balls
These traditional Kentucky candies are great for a Derby party or any special occasion.

Kentucky Burgoo
This Kentucky stew is traditional anytime, but especially at Derby parties. There are as many recipes for Burgoo as there are cooks in Kentucky so feel free to improvise.

Maryland Crab Cakes
These traditional Maryland delights are great for a Preakness party or any time of the year.

Triple Crown Recipes
Traditional food and drinks from the Triple Crown races along with party tips and places to order supplies.

Kentucky Derby Celebration
traditional Derby recipes for your party from the chef at the Beaumont Inn brought to you by Diana Rattray our guide to Southern Food

And They're Off!
party planning tips and ideas brought to you by Donna Pilato our guide to Entertaining

History and Recipes for the Mint Julep
lots of info about the mint julep from Kathy Hamlin our guide to Cocktails

Book Review: The Kentucky Mint Julep
by Colonel Joe Nickell. Although small, this book presents information you will find no where else about the mint julep, including over 20 recipes. Perfect for mint julep fans who want to learn more about the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

Book Review: Racing to the Table
A Culinary Tour of Sporting America by Margaret Guthrie. Recipes for your favorite race track food interwoven with historical and cultural information about the tracks they come from.

Derby Divas
billed as "A game for girlfriends of all hat sizes" this is a dice based horse racing game for women with part of the proceeds going to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Should be a fun item for a Derby party.

How to Throw a Derby Party
a complete guide from invitations to decorations to recipes

Kentucky Derby Brunch
serve a gourmet brunch just like they serve at the Kentucky Governor's house, here are all the recipes

A Tates of Kentucky
Derby Party treats from candies to chocolates to party decorations.

Party Kits and Equestrian Gifts
Party kits, official logo items, food, and cookbooks.

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