It’s time to dust off your “Southern belle” hats and bust out your brightest clothes with the 145th anniversary for Kentucky Derby coming up on May 4th!

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Library Bar at Hudson Hotel will be offering signature Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps alongside Peach Tea Sangria for a true Southern twist. Folks enjoying the Maker’s Mark Mint Julep can keep the classic julep cup it’s served in.

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Show off your Derby spirit with Ocean Prime New York where the best-dressed costume contest winner will receive a bottle of Hudson Whiskey signed by the Master Distiller and sip from a menu of inspired cocktails each named after one of the participating horses.

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Are you more inspired by Cinco De Mayo this year? Both Ocean Prime New York and Library Bar at Hudson Hotel will be featuring festive cocktails as well!

Cucumber Jalepeno

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Jalapeno Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Fresh muddled cucumbers

*Serve in rocks glass!

Classic Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec

*Serve on the rocks with or without salt

Passion Fruit Margarita

  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Passion Fruit Puree
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec

*Serve on the rocks with or without salt