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NEW YORK (WLNY) – If you’re not heading out to celebrate the Race to the Roses, throw your own Kentucky Derby bonanza!

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Entertaining expert Shawn Rabideau shows us how to impress your guests with everything from signature juleps to over-the-top hats.

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Here are some recipes for Kentucky Derby cocktails:

Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Peach Julep
–       6 sprigs of mint
–       2 tsp Sugar
–       8 oz. peach nectar
–       8 oz club soda
–       6 oz bourbon
–       Crushed ice

In a shaker muddle mint and sugar.  Add peach nectar and bourbon, shake well, add in club soda and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice.  Garnish with a mint sprig

Sweet Tea
–       3 oz. Sweet tea vodka
–       6 oz. lemonade
–       Splash club soda
–       Mint Sprig

In a cocktail shaker combine Sweet tea vodka and lemonade.  Shake well and pour into a glass filled with ice.  Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.

Non-alcoholic Peach Julep
–       6 sprigs of mint
–       2 tsp Sugar
–       8 oz. peach nectar
–       8 oz club soda
–       Crushed ice

In a shaker muddle mint and sugar.  Add peach nectar and shake well, add in club soda and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice.  Garnish with a mint sprig