In case you missed all the fancy hats walking throughout Boston on May 4th let me give you the recap. Bright outfits, lots of partying, and horse racing? I’m talking about the Kentucky Derby! This year, seeing that I’m an ambassador for Marker’s Mark Bourbon, I had the pleasure of attending the Derby Party hosted at Towne in Back Bay this year.
Insight about the Kentucky Derby:
-It’s about a 1-mile race (it’s over in literally no time but intense as all races can get) however it’s the BIGGEST horse race of the 5 race types (Prep Season, Championship Series- 1st leg, 2nd leg, wild card- and Kentucky Derby)
-Although the race and glory is important A LOT of people care more about the partying that comes along with it; their IS a DRESS CODE in certain seating areas of the actual Kentucky Derby.
–Mint Julep’s are a Signature of The Kentucky Derby
Insight on Marker’s Mark Bourbon:
-Distilled in Loretto, Kentucky (Get the Connection?)
-Makes a delish Mint Julep
-The 1st batch ever made was in 1954
This event was awesome! There were 3 mint juleps to try all made with Maker’s Mark. Of course the bar was open for other beverages but hey, it was DERBY DAY! Gotta stay in spirit.
I got the Bees Knee’s. Not only did the name sell me but it contained honey, lemon, and mint. Sweet. I actually want to revisit this location for cocktails again.
There were finger foods and votes for the best derby outfits for male and female. Even though the race had long been over by the time I left, people were still lingering around enjoying each other’s companies, sippin’ on Marker’s and asking each other, “Hey, where’d you get your hat?!” Trust me, the Hat’s are BIG!