April 14, 2010

Mint Julep Derby Party

{Hello, readers! My name is Jen, and I work as a Graphics Production Specialist for FineStationery.com. Jess asked me to fill in for her with a guest post, so I'd like to share some party inspiration for the upcoming derbys. Enjoy!}

Find yourself in the winner's circle by hosting a derby party inspired by none other than the Mint Julep. Since 1938, this cool concoction of mint, bourbon, sugar and water has been regarded as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

Mint Julep Derby Party

  • For the main event, serve pork chops and snow peas covered in a sweet mint julep glaze -- Epicurious

  • A cool mint julep in its signature silver vessel is to be held around the top or bottom rim only -- Epicurious

  • Mint julep sorbet is the perfect palette cleanser between dinner and dessert -- Food Network

  • Place pretty white roses in mini silver cups around your venue -- The Knot

  • These sweet treats are topped with fresh spearmint and inspired by the signature cocktail -- Hostess with the Mostess

  • Purchase official mint julep glasses for your event, engraved with derby icons -- Kentucky Derby

  • Send guests off with mint colored boxes of candy, tied together with a horseshoe imprinted tag -- Martha Stewart

  • Invite guests to your soiree with an invitation showing off the cocktail of choice -- FineStationery.com