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Kentucky Derby Party Cocktail Ideas

Posted: April 21, 2017 by The Kentucky Gent

One of the best parts about this time of year in Louisville, AKA Derby Season, happens to be all the parties that lead up to the most exciting two minutes in sports. So today I’m sharing Kentucky Derby Party Cocktail Ideas to let y’all join in on the fun no matter where you are.  I’ve teamed up with Ghirardelli to host a Derby party with a few other bloggers using some of their classic chocolates, as well as their latest addition Dark Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Squares. Because what better time to celebrate that launch than the Derby? Especially since they’re an official sponsor of the Derby this year. Chocolate, bourbon, and horse racing? Sign me up. Especially since those are a few of my favorite things.  I took a few of my favorite classic bourbon cocktails and then put a twist on them inspired by Ghirardelli chocolate squares. First up; a Salted Caramel Old Fashioned that pairs perfectly with their new Dark Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Squares. I whipped up salted caramel syrup to use in lieu of sugar cubes, and the taste is out of this world. After all, there are plenty of caramel notes in bourbon to begin with, and this…

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