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10 Derby Day Snacks & Sips

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It's almost the Kentucky Derby -- which means it's time to pick out your finest wide-brimmed hat, pour yourself a tall glass of bourbon, and get rowdy in front of the television. Here are some elegant, Southern-inspired snacks and drinks to sustain you -- because cheering for a horse race feels a lot classier than football. Hold onto your hats, people!

Cheese Crispettes by drbabs


Cheese Chrispettes


Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs by Genius Recipes


Deviled Eggs


Chevre Devils by gingerroot

Chevre Devils


Radish and Pecan Grain Salad by amanda

Radish and Pecan Grain Salad


Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Paste (and Grits) by Genius Recipes

Shrimp Grits


State Fair Cream Puffs by hardlikearmour

State Fair Cream Puffs


Fudgy Bourbon Balls by amanda

Fudgy Bourbon Balls


Kentucky Hot Toddy by Table9 

Kentucky Hot Toddy


Old Fashioned by Erica Kotite

Old Fashioned


Kentucky Colonel Mint Julep by thirschfeld


mint julep


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