Editors' pick

Kentucky Derby Party at Bourbon

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Editorial Review

Kentucky's most famous export is probably whiskey, and one of the city's best Kentucky Derby parties is at a bar that celebrates it. Both branches of Bourbon get in the spirit of the day with traditional mint juleps served in frosted metal cups, though Bourbon tweaks the recipe by steeping bourbon in mint for a month to give the cocktail a more mellow flavor. Snack on free passed hors d'oeuvres, including mini Kentucky hot browns and crust-less cucumber sandwiches, while you wait for post time, or peruse the racing form sheets left on the bars in case you want to make a "friendly wager."

-- Fritz Hahn