08 March 2014

Talk Derby to Me

The Girls

Some friends gathered at my house on the last day of February - a warm flip-flop sort of day - to plan our "Run for the Roses"/"Greatest Two Minutes in Sports History"/"Kentucky Derby" party.

Scott and I had the Mint Julep ingredients available in an effort to try to create the perfect Mint Julep.

Julep Station

And we found out that many of my friends are not fans of the stout drinks. But they liked my Nanny's bourbon balls.

Bourbon Balls

One of my friends made Bourbon Pulled Pork and THAT will definitely be on the menu too.

We are planning to have a hat contest and a Derby trivia contest and of course we will be watching the race, but any ideas for food or activities are welcomed.

Looking forward to a cool Spring gatherings with friends!


  1. Hi, Nolita! I love the B & W "cartoon" photo of you & your friends -- fun! I'm also swooning over your mint julep bar... oh my yes... and bourbon balls... or bourbon anything. Here's a bourbon cured salmon recipe I've been wanting to try (haven't yet, so I can't vouch for it personally, but it sounds wonderful and you can make it ahead.) Looks like you've got the Derby cocktails and desserts well in hand, so I figured an appetizer might spur your imagination to run for the roses. :)

  2. Hee hee... I got so sidetracked by the thought of bourbon, I forgot to include the link. Here 'tis: http://www.macheesmo.com/2012/04/bourbon-cured-salmon/

    1. Yum, Kim that recipe looks very appetizing. I've never cured meat so this would be a first, but I am game. I will let you know how it goes! Thanks!


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