Inaugural Derby Day Comes to Rosalie in Wayne

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Head to Rosalie in Wayne this Derby Day for its live watch party, or make one of the eatery’s specialty cocktails at home with this recipe.

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy the most exciting two minutes in horse racing? Head to Rosalie in Wayne on May 7 for a live watch party from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. On the menu for Derby Day: a raw bar, shrimp cocktail, crudites with Kentucky Benedictine dip, hot brown crostini with turkey-leg ragù, baked ham and grits, fried green cherry tomatoes with pimento cheese, Kentucky butter cake with BLiS Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, and more. Cocktails include the Brown Derby, Cinco de Derby and Strawberry Basil Bash. And check out the recipe for Rosalie’s killer mint julep below.

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Photos by Ed Williams

“We’re excited to share the excitement of Derby Day with our friends, guests and neighbors,” says Rosalie general manager Lee Leung. “We have great cocktails and fabulous food planned—and, of course, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s derby attire. We’re hoping to make this an annual event that’s as much a part of derby [tradition] as a julep.”


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Tickets are $75 per person and include food, three drink tickets, tax and gratuity. Be sure to wear your finest derby attire and enter to win Rosalie’s best-dressed contest. Here’s how to make Rosalie’s Mint Julep.

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Rosalie’s Mint Julep

– 2 oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon.

– ¼ oz. simple syrup.

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– Dash of Angostura bitters.

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Pour bourbon into a multitasking pint glass filled with ice and stir for about 30 seconds. Add simple syrup and bitters and quickly stir. Garnish with eight-10 mint leaves, smacking the leaves between your hands first to bring out the mint oil.

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Don’t forget to tag us in all your derby photos for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page @mainlinetoday.

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