Break out of the gate and join in the fun of the fastest sporting event in history...The Kentucky Derby. It takes place today in Louisville, KY.
Someday I want to be there, in the stands, part of the excitement. Until then I will partake in some of the traditions so that I am full-on ready for my visit.
I started out my quest in Derby Day fun by making Mint Juleps, showcasing my equestrian decor, and creating a ladylike hat...and of course reading up on all the horses, trainers and owners. I placed my bet. I am looking forward to the race.
I didn't have the Mint Julep glassware so I made my own by brushing on silver paint to mason jars. This is how I made the drink:
1 c sugar
1c chopped mint
1 shot of bourbon
2 tsp lime juice
sprig of mint
Boil first 3 ingredients on stove until sugar is dissolved. Strain syrup and discard mint. Chill in fridge. Fill glass with ice...pour 1/4 c of mint syrup, shot of bourbon, lime juice and stir, top w garnish.
There is no place in the country like Miss Cayce's. It is the most magical place in the LAND! Thank you Miss Cayce's and West Texas for the fabulous FROSTY party this past weekend. Your land is rich in oil...but your people are richer in kindness and hospitality!!! Thank you, thank you for supporting my work, my mission to spread cheer throughout the LAND, for supporting my momma and her battle with Alzheimer's. The donations that you're making to the Alzheimer's Association are so generous.
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