You are here: Home » Special Occasions » Kentucky Bourbon Recipes Kentucky Bourbon Recipes Recipes,Special Occasions http://relish.com/articles/derby-day-kentucky-bourbon-recipes/ by RelishMay 7, 2011 Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day with some of our favorite bluegrass bourbon-soaked dishes. http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/derbyday6.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries are nearly as legendary as the country’s most famous horse race. And, certainly, no Derby Day celebration would be complete without a Mint Julep, a heady beverage that is made with almost as much tradition and ceremony as it is mellow Kentucky bourbon. A classic julep is made with bruised mint leaves, powdered or super-fine sugar, bourbon, and shaved ice, then served in a specially made sterling silver cup that beads with condensation as the ice melts. In our version, we’ve added a little tea to slightly lessen the bourbon’s considerable wallop; serve either in pitchers or in over ice in julep cups. And don’t let the spirits stop flowing there—use the stout stuff in a few of our favorite Kentucky-bourbon soaked recipes. Each will make Derby Day (or any day, really) extra special. —By Martin Booe Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Mint Julep Tea Iced tea gets the Kentucky treatment. Bourbon Balls These dense, sweet treats are bourbon-rich enough to be a very adult indulgence. Bourbon Brownies with Cocoa Nibs A blond, boozy brownie rich with chocolate chips. Bourbon Pie This rich pie is surprisingly easy to make. Butterscotch Sauce Keep it in the fridge to turn cake or ice cream into a special-occasion dessert. Kentucky Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole A grown-up version of the classic candied yams with marshmallows.