The race only lasts two minutes, but the event lasts all day and it's all about traditions. Big hats, pretty dresses, pastels, plaid, and good tailgating food!
Jenny over at Savory Style helped us come up with our Southern theme for the tailgate. I am making several jugs of bloody mary's (my favorite) and corn muffins.
*2 shots of Absolute vodka *1 cup V8 vegetable juice *1 teaspoon horseradish *2 shakes of Worcestershire sauce *1 teaspoon lemon juice *1 teaspoon Tabasco (if you like it hot!) *salt *Old Bay seasoning *1 celery stalk
Makes 1 - 16 oz bloody mary
1. Use two similar size glasses, keep one empty and to the side. Pour your vodka and V8 into one glass.
2. Spoon in your horseradish, and two shakes of Worcestershire and teaspoon of lemon juice. Stir with a spoon and add a handful of ice cubes.
3. In a bowl or on a plate mix about 1/4 cups salt and 2 table spoons old bay seasoning into a circular mound. Wet the rim of your empty glass and then twist it around the salt and seasoning.
4. Carefully pour your bloody mary into the now salt rimmed glass. Garnish with a celery stalk (or lemon wedge.)
Honey so badly wants to come to the race. I really wish I could get her a mini derby hat with two holes cut out for her ears. I would walk her around on her pretty pink leash, she is certainly a Southern belle. After all we did rescue her from South Carolina! :)
The most traditional derby cocktail is the mint julep of course! Jenny is bringing that one. We will also have mimosas and sangria.