Even though the Mint Julep takes first place as the cocktail of choice, we thought we’d suggest two other Kentucky Derby themed-cocktails that all come with a twist. Get ready, it’s just a few days away: Saturday May 4, 2019 6:50pm. For more traditional ideas, see Hobnob’s other posts for throwing a stylish Kentucky Derby party, and more drink recipes here.

The Glenrothes Julep

Try a Scottish spin on the classic Mint Julep. Switch your bourbon for The Glenrothes 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey for a smoky bent. (see photo at the top of this post)

4 fresh mint leaves (additional for garnish) 2 oz The Glenrothes 1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water
12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the mint, sugar and water. Add Glenrothes 12 Year Old. Stir to combine. Fill remainder of glass with pebbled ice until a mound of ice forms. Garnish with additional mint.

The Golden Dram

A celebratory cocktail to toast with when your horse wins. (see photo at the top of this post)

1 sugar cube
3 dashes bitters
1 oz The Glenrothes 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey

In a champagne flute, soak sugar cube with 3 dashes of bitters. Add 12 Year Old and top with Prosecco.

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The Glenrothes Punch

If you are entertaining for a crowd make things easier for serving with a potent punch. Fruity but not too sweet.

serves 8

1  2/3 CUPS The Glenrothes 10 Year Old Scotch Whiskey
1/ 2/3 CUPS strong black tea
1/2 CUP fresh orange juice
1/2 CUP fresh lemon juice
1/2 CUP Oleo-Saccharum
7 dashes bitters

To serve: Orange and lemon wheels for garnish
1  1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Combine ingredients in a large bowl or pitcher; cover and chill for 3-8 hours. To serve, add 4 cups of ice and garnish with lemon and orange wheels. Serve in cups over ice with a dash of nutmeg.