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11 Recipes for Your Own Derby Party

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Break out those wide-brimmed hats and formal blazers—the Kentucky Derby is back for its 141st run. In store will be lots of people enjoying the outdoors, soaking up sunshine, and eating Southern-inspired food. The Derby site is so kind as to provide a list of recipes for those throwing a party at home, and we’re here to offer our own renditions. So weave your rose garland, play “My Old Kentucky Home” on high, and let these 11 recipes bring the Derby party to you:

Rick's Picks Bloody Mary Mix by Rick Field



Mint Iced Tea by Merrill Stubbs



Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Ashley Rodriguez


Brigit Binns' Crab Cakes by Kristen Miglore


Bloody Good Steak by connoisseur


New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician


Farmhouse Ham with a Honey, Fennel, and Mustard Glaze (in a Crockpot) by thirschfeld


Sean Brock’s Southern Grits by Kenzi Wilbur


A Pot of Black-Eyed Peas by Cookie and Kate


Alice's Chocolate Pudding by Alice Medrich


Apostle's Fingers (Lemon and Ricotta Filled Crêpes) by Emiko

Tags: kentucky derby, party menu, southern