A Kentucky Oaks Lily Recipe to Get You Derby Ready
Editor’s Note from Carrie:
If you know me personally, you know that horse racing is a big part of my life vis-à-vis B. For him, horse racing is more than a hobby – it’s a passion and even a business venture. So, in the almost six years that he and I have been together, I have learned so much about horse racing! Plus, we’ve had the chance to travel the world for various horse racing events. From Kentucky to California and Dubai and England, horse racing has taken us numerous places and created unforgettable memories.
There’s nothing like the Kentucky Derby! Interested in learning more about the Kentucky Derby? Then, check out the Beginner’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby that I wrote last year. And I’ll be sharing more over the next week or so, but for now I’ll share just enough to introduce you to this recipe by Bella.
One thing that people often don’t realize is that the Kentucky Derby consists of two days of racing, not just one. Yep – that means that one needs two outfits, not just one. In fact, Friday is called Kentucky Oaks Day, also known as ladies day or pink day, as everyone wears pink. Furthermore, while you may know that the mint julep is the official drink of Kentucky Derby day, what you may not know is that Friday has its own official drink too!
Indeed, truth be told, I prefer Friday’s drink, the Kentucky Oaks Lily, over a mint julep. So, for today’s recipe, I tasked Bella with putting a little Wear + Where + Well spin on the Kentucky Oaks Lily. So, without further ado, enjoy her berry lily drink recipe below…
This year for your Kentucky Derby party, expand your selection of drinks past the famed mint julep and include this delicious Kentucky Oaks Lily. This drink is so refreshing and tasty that you really can’t go wrong with it any day of the year. I hope you enjoy this berry twist on the popular Kentucky Oaks Lily cocktail. It’s so super easy to make!
- 1 1/2 Oz. Grey Goose vodka
- 1/2 Oz. triple sec
- 3 Oz. cranberry juice (not cocktail)
- 1 Mint leaf, crushed
- Orange slices
- Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries
- Mint leaves
- Put 2 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
- Add all ingredients and shake to mix well.
- Strain and pour into a glass with additional ice.
- Garnish before serving.
Are you gearing up for the Kentucky Derby? Do you think you’ll give this cocktail a go? We’ll be bringing you some more Kentucky Derby related content in the coming days, so stay tuned. And be sure to check back this afternoon for a fashion article all about a trend we’re currently loving!