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
Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs by Genius Recipes
Chevre Devils by gingerroot
Radish and Pecan Grain Salad by amanda
Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Paste (and Grits) by Genius Recipes
State Fair Cream Puffs by hardlikearmour
Fudgy Bourbon Balls by amanda
Kentucky Hot Toddy by Table9
Old Fashioned by Erica Kotite
Kentucky Colonel Mint Julep by thirschfeld
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