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!
For the juleps, I made a simple syrup and then packed the jar of syrup with mint to sit in the fridge overnight.
They were good!
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!
We also had deviled eggs (made by Matt!), and pimento cheese with salami chips.
Plus chocolate coconut bourbon balls.
My horses didn’t win, but it sure was a fun afternoon.
Did you watch or drink a julep?