Derby Party

Cooking

Matt and I hosted our very first Derby party this weekend. We had a small crowd at first, but closer to race time, we had a packed kitchen and started running low on bourbon!

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For the juleps, I made a simple syrup and then packed the jar of syrup with mint to sit in the fridge overnight.

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They were good!

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I made a simple spread of food because I wasn’t sure how hungry people would be at an afternoon party – turns out people got hungry as they consumed more bourbon:) I picked up a pan of chopped brisket from Whole Foods and I thought it was fabulous!

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We also had deviled eggs (made by Matt!), and pimento cheese with salami chips.

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Plus chocolate coconut bourbon balls.

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My horses didn’t win, but it sure was a fun afternoon.

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Did you watch or drink a julep?