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A Bloody Derby may sound a bit odd but I think it is about perfect for Kentucky. This  is not the traditional Mint Julep that most will have today. Honestly, I don’t like them. Since it seems you can only get them on Derby Day, I don’t think many other people do either. I really enjoyed this drink. Maybe you can serve it for your next brunch or while you are watching the ponies race this afternoon.

Bloody Derby

  • 4 cubes ice
  • 4 oz tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated horseradish to taste
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic to taste
  • Celery salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime juice
  • Celery to garnish

Mix ice, tomato juice, bourbon, horseradish, garlic, salt, pepper, Tabasco, juice of one lemon wedge and juice of one lime wedge in a chilled glass. Garnish with remaining citrus, celery and carrot sticks.