Many people have heard of The Kentucky Derby, but some are unaware of the event’s amazing history. For instance, did you know it’s been held the first Saturday in May in Louisville, KY every year since 1875?
The Kentucky Derby is known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” as three-year-old horses race at a distance of one and a quarter miles. The fastest horse– the winner– gets a blanket of roses draped over it while the owner of the horse gets a huge sum of prize money.
There’s a certain Southern charm to the whole event, complete with ladies dressing up in spring dresses, pastel-colored suits or bold separates that coordinate with their headwear and accessories. Even the men dress up for the event, looking stylish because the event is just as much about who’s there looking good as it is the horse race taking place. It’s a nostalgic, yet exciting American tradition that never gets old!
If you can’t go to the actual Kentucky Derby but you’d still like to have a Kentucky Derby party, Broadbent’s suggests you watch the race on TV while having a nice meal with friends and family at home wherever that is.
Broadbent’s can send you all sorts of goodies for the party. Browse the website here — http://www.broadbenthams.com/Kentucky-Derby-Party-Foods/products/16/ –to look over the many delectable delights available, including traditional country ham and “beaten biscuits.” For dessert, there’s the Kentucky Woods Bourbon Barrel Cake or Kentucky’s Derby-Pie® Baked by Kerns Kitchen. Yummy!
Bourbon and chocolate go together well for your Kentucky Derby party this year, and Broadbent’s is pleased to sell Old Kentucky Bourbon Chocolates as well as Ruth Hunt Bourbon Balls.
Speaking of bourbon, get a bottle or two of Kentucky Mint Julep Mixer. This drink combines bourbon, syrup, ice and mint leaves and is easy to prepare. You can make a non-alcoholic version by using ginger ale instead of bourbon.
My goodness– Broadbent’s has a nice variety of food and drink items for a Southern-style Kentucky Derby party. Now’s a great time to place your order in time for the big day.