New Derby Drink

A new tradition is giving the mint julep a run for its money. And it's delicious.

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It’s a century-old Kentucky Derby tradition—the classic concoction of sugar, water, mint, ice, and Early Times Kentucky Whisky—served to toast the contenders of the most prestigious horse race in the world. But in 2006 Kentucky Oaks fans launched a new tradition known as the Oaks Lily®, the official cocktail of the Kentucky Oaks.

Developed by the Brown-Forman Corporation of Louisville, the cocktail creates a more feminine libation.

The Oaks Lily®

Oaks Lily
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 3 ounce cranberry juice
  • splash of triple sec

When the ingredients are mixed, place the pinkish cocktail in an official Oaks Lily® glass (stemless wine glass) with crushed ice, add a straw and garnish with an orange wedge and cherry.

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