Triple Crown Cocktails: A Trio of Kentucky Derby-Inspired Drinks

By Liz Petoniak / Photography By Michael Fornataro | Last Updated March 29, 2016
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The Kentucky Derby is about more than just huge hats and southern charm — it’s also about bourbon, and lots of it. On May 7, try your hand at our three winning recipes, all utilizing the whiskey quintessential of the south, distilled primarily from corn and aged in charred oak barrels. First, race on over to Lawrenceville staple Von Walter & Funk for classy, equestrian décor and barware to complete the ambiance. We’re betting these delicious libations will transport your Derby party straight to Churchill Downs.  


Von Walter & Funk, 5210 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.784.0800. vonwalterandfunk.com.

Ginger Julep

By Jeff Dietz, sommelier, and Philip Pierson, chef, Andrew’s Steak & Seafood | Yield: 1 Drink

Running Mate

By Hana Zoufalik, food and beverage outlets manager, Whitfield at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh | Yield: 1 Drink

Grand Cru Julep

By Michael Anderson, bar manager, Butcher and The Rye | Yield: 1 Drink
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