20 Winning Kentucky Derby Recipes


Are you ready for the most exciting 2 minutes in sports? It's time for the Kentucky Derby! Here are some delicious recipes to pair with your Mint Julep!

Bourbon Mint Iced Tea “Besides being a refreshing beverage, this Bourbon Mint...

Bourbon Mint Iced Tea

“Besides being a refreshing beverage, this Bourbon Mint Iced Tea has the bonus of having a bourbon kick to it.” - Jamhandsblog

Drunken Blueberry Peach Cheesecake Tart “This is a scrumptious fruit tart recipe....

Drunken Blueberry Peach Cheesecake Tart

“This is a scrumptious fruit tart recipe. Fresh and delicious, this will be great to make after visiting your local farmers market. The blueberries are tart, the peaches sweet and the cheesecake layer is nice and creamy. I added pecans to the crust and loved it! Perfect for spring and summer.” - Janet

Kentucky Butter Cake “Best cake ever! Thanks for the recipe.” - mara_likes2cook...

Kentucky Butter Cake

“Best cake ever! Thanks for the recipe.” - mara_likes2cook

“This will be my 3rd Kentucky Butter Cake I have baked in less then 2 weeks. People love this cake. I made it with a compote using some berries from the freezer and cranberries to add a little tartness and a little sugar so the compote was not so sweet but tart and went with the cake perfect.” - JulesMoot

Spicy Herb Broiled Shrimp “I could eat 3 plates of these shrimp.”...

Spicy Herb Broiled Shrimp

“I could eat 3 plates of these shrimp.” - 1liketocook1x

Kentucky Hot Brown Bake “Easy and delicious! Can't ask for more. My...

Kentucky Hot Brown Bake

“Easy and delicious! Can't ask for more. My family loved it!” - JANY9802

Sweet William's Spirited Pecan Tassies “We are in love...with these delicious cookies!...

Sweet William's Spirited Pecan Tassies

“We are in love...with these delicious cookies! This recipe is as thoughtful as it is tasty and made us smile with every bite.” - Janet

Bourbon Slush “I have made this drink for years and always to...

Bourbon Slush

“I have made this drink for years and always to cheers! If you are on the fence about making this for a crowd, stop thinking about it and make it. This will be a recipe you will have to pass on to friends.” - nemosmom

Pecan Pie Balls “These were absolutely delicious!!! Perfect combination of sweet and...

Pecan Pie Balls

“These were absolutely delicious!!! Perfect combination of sweet and salty.” - Tina_Crabb

“Wow, I just tried one of these and they are very tasty. It is going to be a struggle not to eat about 20 of them in one sitting.” - grill_man

Kentucky Derby Pie “I made this pie again for Thanksgiving and it...

Kentucky Derby Pie

“I made this pie again for Thanksgiving and it certainly didn't last long. We love it!” - gabbiegirl

“Well, it was delicious! The leftovers were polished off last night. Thank you for the recipe. Definitely making this again!” - athestove

Bourbon Peach Jam “Let me tell you, this is absolutely some of...

Bourbon Peach Jam

“Let me tell you, this is absolutely some of the best jam I have ever tried! This is so good, I made it, took some to work {my so honest critiques} and they (over 15 people) just loved it. This is such a treat, my hubby and I went threw a whole loaf of bread and then tried it on ice cream!” - barbarafoulks16

“Yes 'Bourbon' Peach Jam. Slap some butter on a buttermilk biscuit and give this jam a try! Or in a sauce for some good old BBQ ribs! This has just a hint of bourbon, cinnamon and vanilla flavor. A really nice combination of flavors don't you think? Oh, and let's not leave out the awesome peach flavor!!” - DeeDee2011

Tipsy Peach Lemonade “One sip of this cocktail, and we guarantee this...

Tipsy Peach Lemonade

“One sip of this cocktail, and we guarantee this will be your new favorite summertime drink! The lemon and peach juices make for a tasty combination. Very refreshing!” - Janet

Habanero Honey Country Ham Biscuits “These were delicious!! Next time I will...

Habanero Honey Country Ham Biscuits

“These were delicious!! Next time I will have to double the recipe...we all LOVED THEM!” - Finnjin

Failproof Fluffy Butter Biscuits “I made these last night, they turned out...

Failproof Fluffy Butter Biscuits

“I made these last night, they turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing :-)” - Gaillee

“Just took these out of the oven...they are absolutely delicious! Thanks for a great (and easy) recipe!” - pjlnh

White Peach Sangria “This is a great, refreshing drink for a backyard...

White Peach Sangria

“This is a great, refreshing drink for a backyard summer cookout. It's perfect for sipping.” - tdrenth

Kentucky Apple Cake “It was amazing, everyone loved it!!!” - brianblosser   “I...

Kentucky Apple Cake

“It was amazing, everyone loved it!!!” - brianblosser

“I made this today. All I can say is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I will be making this one often I can tell you that.” - BonEgg

GGIGO Cocktail “This creative libation was such a hit with my Arts...

GGIGO Cocktail

“This creative libation was such a hit with my Arts & Jazz Festival board that I will be making another pitcher pronto...the best and my new fave drink!” - lmclain

Dee's Kahlua Truffles “These were FABulous - no one could believe that...

Dee's Kahlua Truffles

“These were FABulous - no one could believe that they didn't come from some fancy chocolate shoppe! Thanks so much for sharing.” - grammiegrampie

Shrimp and Grits Canapes “We’ve decided to recreate that recipe into an...

Shrimp and Grits Canapes

“We’ve decided to recreate that recipe into an appetizer. Our challenge this time was to keep it 12 ingredients or less. The sky’s the limit so long as we keep it under 12 ingredients. Easy Peasy. Right? This is what we created.” - Reagle

Kentucky Chess Pie “This is the BEST chess pie you will ever...

Kentucky Chess Pie

“This is the BEST chess pie you will ever experience.” - uneakstuff

Kentucky Bourbon Pie “When I came across this recipe around Thanksgiving time,...

Kentucky Bourbon Pie

“When I came across this recipe around Thanksgiving time, I tried it on the family and it was an instant hit.” - jmyers3625




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