Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by Ellen Christian
You will love these drink recipes for Kentucky Derby Day! Try a few of these mocktails for Kentucky Derby Day this year.
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The Kentucky Derby is always the first Saturday in May and this year, that is May 5th. While we don’t bet on the races, I do love watching the horses run.
Drink Recipes for Kentucky Derby Day
You can’t live in Vermont and not love horses! Our state animal is the Morgan horse so how could I not love them? Since we’ll be watching the Kentucky Derby, I decided to make some themed drinks and a snack for us to enjoy while we watched it.
When I think of Southern drinks, I think of iced tea. Since Marty and I do not drink, I decided to try some delicious non-alcoholic drink recipes for Kentucky Derby. We used Lipton Pure Leaf iced tea as the base for our drink recipes for Kentucky Derby Day.
Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea has a fresh brewed taste that features all-natural ingredients. There are no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup. Not only is Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea good for you, but its packaging is also good for you too!
Their new square bottles are made of PET plastic, are lightweight, and provide high pallet efficiency, which means you can ship more bottles in a lighter load using less fuel in transport! PET plastics are labeled with the #1 code and are 100% recyclable!
Pure Leaf Iced Teas are also Rainforest Alliance Certified. This certification is available exclusively to farms that meet or exceed the rigorous standards for sustainability. Pure Leaf Iced Teas use leaves from these farms and you can find the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal on the bottles.
Green Tea Cosmo
3 ounces Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey
1-ounce of orange juice
1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce of cranberry juice cocktail
In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well, then strain into chilled glass. Garnish, if desired with lime peel.
I really love the taste of Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea and I love knowing that it has no high fructose corn syrup! Lipton Pure Iced Tea definitely makes entertaining easier. I can drink them as is or I can use them as a base for a bunch of great recipes.
For more recipes for your Kentucky Derby party, check out my Benedictine recipe for a great snack!
- 3 ounces Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea
- 3 lime slices
- 6 large mint leaves
- In a glass, add mint and then crush.
- Add two lime slices and fill the glass with ice and Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
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