Grab your biggest hat and nearest cocktail shaker: this year鈥檚 official Kentucky Derby drinks have arrived. Keep reading for the recipes for the Woodford Spire, a citrusy bourbon libation concocted with fresh lemonade, cranberry juice, and a dash of bitters developed by Woodford Reserve master distiller, Chris Morris; and the Ros茅 Cider Julep, developed by NY-based mixologist Jeremy Oertel and made with the official hard cider of the 144th Kentucky Derby, Angry Orchard Ros茅.

The Woodford Spire

(Serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces聽Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 2 ounces fresh lemonade
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • squeeze of lemon
  • dash of bitters
  • lemon peel, to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Start with a full cup of ice.
  2. Stir all ingredients together and garnish with a lemon peel.

Ros茅 Cider Julep

(Serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • 4-5 ounces Angry Orchard Ros茅 Cider
  • 1/2 ounce bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce cr猫me de cassis
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • ice

Instructions:

  1. Muddle the mint in the bottom of a julep tin.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and then fill the julep tin with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a lavish mint bouquet.

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(Photos via Woodford Reserve and Angry Orchard)