The Kentucky Derby is only 8 weeks away. If you haven’t already secured tickets to this prestigious event, time is galloping away. Consider a Jockey Club Suite at Churchill Downs your luxurious and relaxing way to enjoy and entertain. Each exclusive suite, on floors 4-6, features an indoor lounge area with bar and a private tiered balcony with panoramic views of the racetrack. Have the luxury of a private self-service wagering machine, wet bar, and wait staff. Complimentary race day programs can be picked up from the concierge desk as you enter the suite clubhouse. They also offer a customized catering program. Prices started at $600 and will likely only increase as we close in on Derby Week. Includes admission, suite access, and race day programs.
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In the meantime, test out the best classic drinks associated with the Kentucky Derby.

Woodford Reserve Classic Mint Julep
Ingredients
2 oz. Woodford Reserve®
4 Fresh Mint Leaves
½ oz. Mint-infused Simple Syrup
Crushed Ice
Chilled Collins glass
Directions
Express the essential oils in the mint and rub inside the glass. Add crushed ice, bourbon, and mint-infused simple syrup. Stir briskly. Stick a sprig of mint into the ice as a garnish.

The Perfect Old Fashioned
Ingredients
2 oz. Old Forester 100 Proof
½ oz. Old Forester Perfect Old-Fashioned Syrup
2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Fresh Orange Peel
Whiskey Stone or one chunk of ice
Rocks glass
Directions
Add the whiskey stone or chunk of ice to your glass. Top with bourbon, old-fashioned syrup, and bitters. Use the inside of the orange peel to rim the glass and drop into drink as a garnish.

Kentucky Sweet Iced Tea
Ingredients
2 oz. Old Forester 86
½ oz. Old Forester Perfect Old-Fashioned Syrup
Sweet Tea
1-2 Fresh lemon slices
Ice
Chilled Highball glass
Directions
Add ice, bourbon, syrup, and fill with sweet tea. Stir briskly and garnish with lemon slices.

Finlandia® Oaks Lily®
‘The Official Drink of the Kentucky Oaks
Ingredients
1 1/4 oz. Finlandia® Vodka
1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
1/4 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
Crushed Ice
Stemless Wine glass
Directions
Add crushed ice to the glass. Add vodka, sweet and sour mix, triple sec, and cranberry juice. Stir gently, add a straw and garnish with a blackberry and lemon wedge.

Classic Brown Derby
Ingredients
2 oz. Four Roses bourbon
½ oz. honey syrup
1 oz. grapefruit juice
3-5 Pink Peppercorns
Ice cubes
Chilled Martini glass
Directions
Pour the bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey into an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with pink peppercorns.

Source: Kentucky Derby