This refreshing cocktail originated in Virginia and was popularized in Kentucky. It's a signature drink of the race, and is so beloved that for the past 200 years the two states have bickered over the correct way that it should be prepared.
This dessert, named after the race's nickname which refers to the blanket of roses draped over the winning horse, is a unique variation on traditional Derby pie. Here, a buttery crust loaded with pecans and chocolate are mellowed by bourbon.
It's no wonder that these crispy, savory treats are a Southern party favorite. Garnish them however you like -- try a pinch of cayenne or a sprinkle of poppy seeds. Be sure you make plenty; they're bound to disappear quickly from the table.
In Kentucky this dessert used to be served as a wedding cake and neighbors and friends were known to contribute a layer. This version uses plumped up dried apples tucked between layers of spiced molasses cake.
This lovely dessert honors roses, a Kentucky Derby tradition, by rolling poached apple slices into delicate blooms to create an edible garnish atop a layer of buttermilk cream framed by flaky puff pastry.
The classic look of seersucker stripes are perfect for a Southern-themed party. These napkins are easy to make and stylish. You can buy different colors to match your decor, and the best part is that no ironing is required.