In many spectator’s minds, pink is a color often associated with the Kentucky Derby primarily due to its connection with the Stargazer Lily, the official flower of the Kentucky Oaks or from the color of silks from a favorite lucky horse.
There are plenty of other reasons to “Think Pink” during Derby time including Churchill Downs’ partnership with Bright Pink and Horses & Hope, agencies dedicated to breast cancer awareness.
Whatever your reason for favoring the color pink during Kentucky Derby celebrations, your festivities will take on a lovely hue with this cocktail contribution from our friends at the FoodNetwork.com
The Pink Derby
Total Time: 5 min
Prep: 5 min
3 ounces Kiwi-Watermelon-Lime Juice, recipe follows
2 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon honey
Kiwi slice, for garnish
2 kiwis, peeled
1 1/4 cups chopped watermelon
2 large, juicy limes, peel and pith removed
Combine the Kiwi-Watermelon-Lime Juice, bourbon, honey and a splash of water in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a kiwi slice.
Juice, in this order, the kiwis, watermelon and limes, following your juicer’s specific settings for each. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired. Yield: 8 to 10 ounces