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What To Drink Now: Maker’s Mark and the Derby

Saturday’s Derby winner, I’ll Have Another,  mimicked the requests of dozens of ambassadors at The Cedars Social. The crowd, dressed in wide brim hats and seersucker suits, flocked to Cedars Social to sip Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps, enjoy tasty bites inspired by those served at Churchill Downs, and to watch the Run for the Roses.  I was an invited guest to the event which  included a bugler who played “The Call” to start the race, a beautiful filly named Chica, a horse that represented the charity Habitat for Horses, and a silent auction. And many cocktails made with Maker’s Mark.  The Peach Julep was my favorite, delicious when sipped  with crispy fried green tomatoes with a roasted red pepper sauce.  Jump for photos.

Chica from Habitat for Horses.

Cedars Social Fried Green Tomatoes