The Kentucky Oaks races run the day before the Derby and while both mean dressing up and wearing big hats, the horses in the Oaks are all fillies….that’s right…it’s a GIRL’S RACE! So, my friends and I get together for our Kentucky Oaks party, to watch the fillies, wear our big beautiful hats and enjoy a luncheon.
The traditional drink of the Derby is a Mint Julep, but this year I’ve created a drink JUST for our girl’s night after the Kentucky Oaks….the “Oaks Tea“.
- 6 to 8 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Ice cubes
- 1.5 ounces bourbon
- 5 ounces Lipton 100 calorie half & half (my fave) or Lipton Diet Green Tea with Honey & Ginseng (for a healthy twist)
- Put the mint leaves and the sugar in the bottom of a traditional silver julep cup.
- Muddle the mint and sugar together with a pestle or the back of a spoon
- Fill the glass with crushed ice.
- Pour in the bourbon.
- Gently mix the drink with a spoon (be careful not to stir).
- Garnish with mint.
The only thing that would make it better is a great new Samsung TV and sound system (for the sound of thundering hooves) like the one listed on the Lipton Iced Tea bottles.
Everyone loves a girl’s night in and 2013 is my year to mix it up! Whether I am sharing unique, new recipes with friends, finding new ways to entertain or fun ways to stay active, I can’t wait to have more girl’s nights in this year.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton Iced Tea. The opinions and text are all mine.