Kentucky Derby Party Ideas: Mint Julep Bar, Bourbon Meatballs, Red Rose Cupcakes | TODAY


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>>>GIDDYUP PEOPLE. THE KENTUCKY DERBY KNOWN AS THE
GREATEST TWO MINUTES IN SPORTS. >>SO CALL UP YOUR FRIENDS AND
INVITE THEM OVER BECAUSE WE’RE GOINGGOING TO SHOW YOU HOW TO T
THE DERBY PARTY TO END ALL DERBY PARTIES.
>>HERE WITH SOME YESTERDAY IS LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINING
EXPERT J.J. KARRAS. HI, J.J.
GOOD TO SEE YOU. WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE.
>>WE LOOK LIKE THE TWO ROYAL STEPDAUGHTERS.
>>NO. IT’S SO APPROPRIATE FOR THE
DERBY. OUT OF THE GATE, ANY KEY TO A
SUCCESSFUL DERBY MATTER, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MINT JULEP.
PRIMARY INGREDIENTS, BOURBON, SIMPLE SYRUP, MINT, AND CRUSHED
ICE. >>LOVE YOUR PRESENTATION.
>>WE ALSO DID SOME GINGER BEER AND SOME SWEET TEA.
PLEASE TAKE ONE.
I’M GOING TO DEMO ONE. THE FIRST IS SIMPLE SYRUP WHICH
IS JUST SUGAR WATER. PUT IT AT THE BOTTOM.
AND THEN MINT. MINT.
>>LOTS OF MINT. >>AND THEN WE SPANK THE MINT
. IT RELEASES THE OIL.
YOU SAY TALK DERBY TO ME. >>TALK DERBY TO ME.
>>AND THEN YOU MUD EL IT BUT DON’T BRUISE IT.
>>DON’T LEAVE A BRUISE. >>AND THEN THE CRUSHED ICE OVER
IT AND LOTS AND LOTS OF ICE. DON’T GO SHY ON THE ICE.
AND THEN YOU POUR THE BOURBON OVER THAT.
>>MORE BOURBON? >>MORE BOURBON.
>>ALL RIGHT. BOURBON.
>>TOP IT OFF WITH MINT. >>IT’S HEALTHY BECAUSE THERE’S
MINT. >>AND I LIKE A LITTLE STRAW SO
YOU CAN GET DOWN THERE AND SMELL THE MINT.
>>IT’S RIGHT HERE.ERE. I FINISHED IT.
>>OKAY. >>GOOD.
NOW WE’RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE FUN.
>>THERE’S ANOTHER VERSION OF THESE, OF THE MINT JULEP.
>>THIS IS A BOURBON GEL LOW SHOT.
>>YOU’RE KIDDING? >>NO.
YOU WANT TO TRY ONE? >>NO!
>>BECAUSE WE’RE NOT IN HIGH SCHOOL.
>>OKAY. AND THEN OF COURSE —
>>MAYBE AFTER THE SHOW. JUST KIDDING.
>>THEN WE HAVE YOUR ADORABLE HORSE PLATES AND THESE ARE FROM
WORLD MARKET. I’M GOING TO TAKE YOU BACK TO
1926 TO LOUISVILLE. THIS IS A CLASSIC TRADITIONAL —
THIS IS A CLASSIC TRADITIONAL HOT BROWN SANDWICH.
TURKEY, TOMATO. YOU CROSS THE BACON.
STARTED FROM THE BROWN HOTEL IN 1926.
>>I’M SORRY, HODA. >>AFTER A FEW JULEPS.
AND THEN OUR TEA SANDWICHES SIMPLY WRAPPED WITH A CUCUMBER
FOR A CONTRAST. AND THEN THE KENTUCKY BOURBON
MEATBALLS.
>>THESE ARE DELICIOUS. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, BY THE WAY.
>>SO THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS THE RUN OF THE ROSES.
RED FREEDOM ROSES ARE THE OFFICIAL FLOWER AND A MUST AT
ANY DERBY PARTY. >>IS THAT BECAUSE THEY GROW
THERE SO BEAUTIFULLY? >>I DON’T KNOW THAT BUT IT’S
BEEN A TRADITION FOR ALMOST 60 YEARS.
THE RED FREEDOM ROSE. SO YOU JUST TAKE THIS.
>>THESE ARE GREAT. >>WE’RE GOING TO GO AROUND.
LOOK HOW EASY THIS IS. YOU CAN DO A VANILLA, CHOCOLATE
CUPCAKE. >>YOU CAN JUST BUY THE CUPCAKES
AND DECORATE THEM UP. >>ABSOLUTELY.
>>AND THEN WE HAVE TO HAVE DERBY PIE FOR DESERT.
WARM CHOCOLATE AND RICH IN YOUR MAILBOX.
>>WHAT’S DERBY PIE? >>IT’S ACTUALLY A SECRET
RECIPE. YOU CAN ORDER IT IN.
IF YOU ORDERED THIS TODAY — >>IT WOULD BE THERE IN TIME.
>>IT WILL BE THERE IN TIME. IT SERVES EIGHT TO TEN.
>>WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THE LAST TABLE, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO
SHOW YOU THERE ARE SOME FUN GAMES TO PLAY ALONG THE WAY.
IT WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE. >>HAPPY DERBY DAY.
>>TALK DERBY TO US, EVERYBODY. COVERAGE OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY
STARTS SATURDAY AT NOON ON

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