As you may have heard, May 2nd is the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. While we’re not horse race fans, we never miss an excuse to wear a big hat and celebrate with cocktails. This year, we’ll be whipping up one of the ‘official’ Derby cocktails, served at Churchill Downs, called the ‘All The King’s Horses’ which is made with only the finest ingredients, including Grey Goose vodka.
The nobly-inspired cocktail, All the King’s Horses, is an ode to seven-time Eclipse Award winner as Outstanding Trainer of the Year, “The King” Todd Pletcher is made with Grey Goose® Le Melon (we included the recipe below.)
In keeping with the Kentucky Derby tradition started in 2006, Grey Goose will also feature the Grey Goose® Oaks Lily cocktail, which is served in a commemorative glass, and includes s Grey Goose® Original with cranberry juice, orange liquor and a blackberry and lemon garnish. Yum!
Just as refreshing, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the GREY GOOSE® Oaks Lily will benefit Horses and Hope, a breast cancer initiative that partners with the equine industry to identify new opportunities to provide breast cancer awareness, education, early detection through screening and treatment referral.
So find your big hat — the bigger the better – and celebrate with one of these traditional cocktails.
GREY GOOSE OAKS LILY
1 Oz Grey Goose® Original
½ Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ Oz Simple Syrup
3 Oz Cranberry Juice
Splash of Orange Liquor
Method: Fill glass slightly above rim with cubed ice. Pour ingredients in order listed to ½ inch from top of glass. Stir slowly and present with a fresh blackberry and a slice of lemon
ALL THE KING’S HORSES
½ Oz Grey Goose® Le Melon
1 Oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Oz St. Germain
Method: Muddle one slice jalapeno in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice and top with soda and jalapeno garnish.