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Learn to make special Woodford Reserve drinks for your Derby party

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This bourbon drink will add a little flair to your derby party.

Bourbon Breeze
1.5 oz Woodford Reserve
2 oz Lemonade (Simply lemonade brand recommended)
1 oz Pomegranate juice (Pom Wonderful recommended)
Shake vigorously with ice and serve in a rocks glass with ice
Garnish with red cherry or lemon twist
Can talk to a few Derby snacks to have at your party; and hostess gift (bottle of wine)


Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cups Benefit Old Friends

Woodford Reserve®, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, adds a golden touch to the classic Kentucky Derby cocktail by unveiling the world's most exclusive mint julep cup. Celebrating the gold standard that Woodford Reserve has set by winning gold medals at every major spirits competition, the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup will feature 89 gold-highlighted julep cups, exclusive gold-influenced ingredients and a unique Golden Opportunity auction experience that puts the winning bidder in the Winner's Circle on Kentucky Derby Day.

Proceeds will benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center. http://www.oldfriendsequine.org

In honor of the 89th year that the Kentucky Derby winner has been awarded the gold trophy, there will be a total of 89 cups available for purchase online from April 15-May 2 at www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com.

The 89 cups will be presented only on Kentucky Derby Day, May 4, 2013.

The Mint Julep Cup's Special Ingredients

The $1,000 Mint Julep is made with a selection of uniquely gold-themed ingredients:

Ice made of gold-filtered mineral water found beneath geological formations that are permeated with veins of gold and sourced from the easternmost reaches of Nova Scotia.

Mint leaves dusted with gold and grown in Woodford County, Ky., near the Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Woodford Gold sorghum from Woodford County, Ky., which is harvested near the distillery and adds a distinct richness to the classic julep recipe.

Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select bourbon which has won a gold medal in every major spirits competition.

Woodford Reserve, the "Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby," is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky - the heart of thoroughbred country. For more information on Woodford Reserve, visit www.woodfordreserve.com or visit Facebook.

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