Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash
Peaches are incredibly delicious, especially caramelized on the grill and muddled with your favorite bourbon, grilled lemon, and mint. Strain over ice, make a toast to good times, and enjoy this totally smashing summer refreshment with a good friend.
Sweet Lime Iced Tea
What's more Southern than sweet iced tea? I've lived in Florida all my life, yet I'm not a huge fan of the overly sweet iced tea that is popular here in the South. My grandma has made this version for as long as I can remember and it is the BEST!! Not too sweet, and not too bitter...and the fresh lime juice --- amazing!!!
Easy Cajun Bloody Mary
This is a no-frills, bare-bones recipe created during hurricane season one year when we didn't have all of the traditional ingredients, such as the celery stalk or olives. We all loved it, and it's been our go-to recipe since. It's spicy and strong, just like us Southern women.
Alcohol-Free Mint Julep
An alcohol FREE mint julep for you non-drinkers out there.... now you don't have to drink water and can enjoy the classic mint julep with a slight twist while watching the Kentucky Derby!
Hilton Head Iced Tea
Similar to Long Island iced tea, but with a mule kick. Great for hot and humid days. If you are the cook, save yours for after the biscuits come out of the oven or the steaks off the grill.
Mint Julep Iced Tea
Grandmom's recipe for a fabulous summer citrus-mint tea using fresh mint. Kids and adults alike love it! You can add Kentucky bourbon when the guest list is all adults. Serve over ice.
Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.
The Real Rum Runner
The real rum runner recipe straight from the source in the Florida Keys, where it was originally concocted in the 50s.
Sex with an Alligator
Sex with an alligator contains coconut rum, melon liquor, pineapple juice, raspberry liquor, and Jagermeister. It's sweet and satisfying!
Mint Julep - Party-Size
We host a Kentucky Derby Party every year, and have for 10 years. When each guest arrives they are given a real Churchill Downs commemorative mint julep glass to which they then add a self-stick name tag on which they print their name. This serves as their glass, name tag, and souvenir of the party. Many still have one from each year of the party as Churchill Downs produces a new one each year!!!