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Kentucky Derby Recipe Roundup

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Fascinator Hats, Bow ties, Hot Browns, and Mint Juleps…These are traditions that make the Kentucky Derby so much fun.  Whether you plan to visit Churchill downs, or create your own festive Derby Party, we have assembled the winning recipes your friends will love.  Savor great foods and delicious cocktails to make May 4th 2024 a racing Holiday to remember…the flavors of the Derby

Speaking of traditions, the Kentucky Derby has been the first Saturday in May since 1946.  In addition, the Kentucky Derby is the longest continually held sporting event in America, as well as one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.  Crowds of about 155,000 descend on Churchill Downs each year, but millions have their own celebrations at their favorite party locations.

The Best Kentucky Derby Recipe Roundup for 2023 can be found here.  We have Main dishes, Kentucky Derby Charcuterie, Dips, Cocktails, and Desserts-  delicious and memorable Kentucky Derby Party Foods.  Enjoy and Good Luck on Derby Day.




Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole

Bitchin Barb’s Hot Brown Casserole

The roasted turkey, crispy bacon, tomato and creamy Mornay sauce over Texas Toast puts this casserole at the top of the ‘Favorite Comfort Food’ lists.  It is super easy to prepare for a crowd, and a delicious main dish.


Kentucky Hot Brown Dip/ Inspired Grazing Board

This is a platter that transforms the Kentucky Hot Brown into a delicious dip. We added a charcuterie board with some of the delicious toppings used over the years such as pimentos, tomatoes, mushrooms, and Texas toast for dipping.


Mini Sausage Rolls

Mini sausage rolls are popular and delicious.  Easy to make and quick to disappear.



Colorful Cobb Salad

this Cobb salad recipe is amazing! With the rich bacon, creamy avocado, bright tomatoes and more, it’s the perfect healthy paleo lunch!



Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches are perfect for luncheons, parties, and afternoon tea! From the classic cucumber to the elegant smoked salmon, there are tons of variations you can make for easy sampling.




bowl filled with pimento cheese and jalapenosSouthern Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese is a spread that is part of life in the South.   It has salty sharp cheddar cheese, creamy mayo, and cream cheese, some spices, and sweet red bell peppers diced, known as pimento (pimientos).


Buffalo Chicken Dip

Everyone’s favorite game day or party appetizer! Made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and loads of cheese, this easy and delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip is then baked until golden, bubbly, and perfect for dipping.






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Oaks Lilly punch made with 5 sisters vodka

Lusty Lilly

After partaking in this refreshing punch based on the Kentucky Derby Oaks Lily recipe, you may have a bad reputation.  This cocktail will sneak up on you, especially on a hot Derby-watching day.



Pitcher of Sparkling Bourbon Peach Punch

This sparkling bourbon peach punch features sweet bourbon mixed with ginger beer and a bounty of fresh fruit including peaches and pomegranate. It’s a refreshing cooler that’s ideal for a hot summer afternoon, a sophisticated evening party or special brunch.





Classic Mint Julep

Time to polish off your sterling julep cups, if you have them, or grab your favorite glasses ( like my mint julep inspired cups ) and make a classic mint julep recipe to enjoy while watching the race





Pomegranate Lime Mint Julep Cocktail

Our Pomegranate Lime Mint Julep Cocktail is a twist on the traditional Kentucky Derby Bourbon cocktail. Lime and pomegranate juice add a depth of flavor and ginger ale turns it into party punch for a crowd!



Brown Derby Cocktail

The Brown Derby, a classic cocktail that packs a deceptively delicious punch! This timeless concoction of whiskey, honey, lemon juice and bitters is the perfect balance of sweet and sour.





key lime pie flavored martiniShameless Tart

The Shameless Tart is a Brazen Hussy of a Key Lime Pie Martini recipe.  It’s a tropical vacation on your tongue and the cocktail version of your favorite pie!




Kentucky Mule (Bourbon Whiskey Mule)

A Kentucky Mule is a Moscow Mule with a twist – it’s made with bourbon whiskey instead of vodka. This tangy and fizzy cocktail is easy to stir together in a copper mug.



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boozy truffles with hazelnuts, bourbon, animal crackersLuscious Balls

Our Luscious Balls offer up a powerful punch in a small bite. These no-bake treats are the perfect treat for your Bourbon-loving friends, or your next Kentucky Derby Party




Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

The buttery sweet caramel aroma of bourbon along with the smoky flavor of bacon take your everyday chocolate chip cookies from ordinary to extraordinary.




Chocolate Pecan Pie

This pie combines crunchy pecans with the intense flavor of dark chocolate in a sweet-gooey filling. The optional, but highly recommended addition of bourbon gives it a grown-up flair.





Wicked AF Praline Bliss

Buttery Caramel Pecan Praline bars- This recipe lives up to the name WICKED.





Whiskey Cream Caramels

If you love caramels, you’ll never eat another kind after you try this recipe. This recipe has it all – sweet, salty, creamy, and whiskey; the four food groups!

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Kentucky Derby Recipes

Collection of Appetizers, Desserts and Cocktails for the Kentucky Derby May 4th,2024
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, cocktails, desserts, Drinks
Cuisine: American
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