MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — NBC15’s Christie Battista and Amy Carlson talk traditions and fashion ahead of the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
Watch the interview to learn about traditional food and drink, the hats, roses, the history of racing and much more.
Christie will be attending the Kentucky Derby next weekend, so be sure to tune in to the Weekend Morning Show on May 6th and 7th for a preview and pictures. You can watch coverage of the derby starting at 1:30 p.m. on May 6th right here on NBC15. The Kentucky Derby race is scheduled to start at 5:34 p.m.
Here are the recipes for two traditional derby cocktails:
Old Forester Mint Julep
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint
Old Forester Straight Bourbon Whisky
Silver Julep Cups
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Old Forester Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
1 1/4 oz. GREY GOOSE® Vodka
1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
1/4 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
Once the ingredients are mixed, place the pinkish cocktail in an Official Oaks Lily® glass (stemless wine glass) with crushed ice, add a straw and garnish with a blackberry and lemon wedge.
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