Wisconsin has its cheese. New York has its pizza. Chicago has its hot dogs. Kentucky has its bourbon. There is literally nothing more appropriate to be sipping on during the Kentucky Derby than Kentucky bourbon. Since 1939, the mint julep has been the official drink of the Derby. This especially-refreshing cocktail boasts sweetened golden-brown bourbon, fresh mint oils and crushed ice and is the ideal customary cocktail for the first Saturday in May. However, tradition does not mean your drink has to be drab. Put a little South in your mouth with these four variations on the mint julep from Maker’s Mark.
And down the stretch they come! These are the final words millions of people around the world will be clutching their hats to as their prized-picked horses sprint their way to the finish line for the biggest horse race of the year – the Kentucky Derby.
Spring is always a wonderful time of year, especially for us Floridians. The weather is crisp, the sun has yet to hit its full fiery potential, and (although our allergies might be flaring up) flowers blossom in hues of blue and violet. Most importantly, the arrival of spring means one very important thing - brunch season.
If by now you are quickly approaching your 100th view of the Game of Thrones trailers and you are ready for the Sunday night premiere, then you've come to the right place.We know you can put out some tortilla chips and Sansalsa, but we want to elevate your game. Follow these recipes and make some epic cocktails fit for the Seven Kingdoms that goes beyond mead and ale.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Having some Irish blood running through my veins, I happily welcome the green tide. Jaunty (and slightly intoxicated) crowds of various shades of green do their best jig in the streets while taking back Guinness and green beer. It is really a spectacular sight. I’ve celebrated in both America and Australia and let me say the love of the Irish is a worldwide affair.
Despite its religious origin and commercial value, Valentine’s Day is not a recognized public holiday. This means most of us will still be plucking ourselves out of bed and heading to work on Thursday, February 14th. Some will clock out and rush to the convenient store in hopes they will grab what is left of the flowers and chocolates - or even run to a fine-dining reservation you made weeks ago, hoping it goes quickly. After all, work resumes in the morning.
Going into the 2019 Big Game (Don’t sue us NFL- we said “Big Game”) I have about 53 questions. For the sake of time (and effort,) I will narrow them down to just five.
52 weeks in a year and approximately not enough long weekends.
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