Southern-Made Kentucky Derby Essentials
If you'll be watching the ponies from home this year, putting on a party doesn't have to be daunting. We've gathered our favorite mail-order food items in one place so you can put your focus toward your hat and mixing those mint juleps.
With a few packages of these in the freezer, all you need to do is defrost and set them on a platter with shaved or sliced ham and some whole grain mustard for a substantive serve-yourself snack that will keep everyone satiated and sane prior to the race. Charleston-favorite Callie's Biscuits paired up with Pappy & Co to lend a signature Kentucky flavor to their cult-followed cream cheese biscuits.
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Pappy & Co.'s bourbon balls are handmade in Louisville with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year and topped with pecans for a luxurious but not-over-the-top treat.
Replace the simple syrup in your mint julep with one of these Thomasville, Georgia-produced fruit syrups for a more complex sweetness that will still compliment the bourbon and mint in your drink. In case you need some more guidance on this Derby essential, we've got you covered.
Don't fuss making your own show-stopping dessert that keeps you in the kitchen instead of socializing. This seasonal offering from Southern Baked Pie Company continues the bourbon theme by mixing it with Georgia pecans, caramel, and chocolate in an all-butter crust.