The Perfect Derby Cocktail

Whether you are throwing a Kentucky Derby Party of just pre-gaming the raceday- this is the cocktail you have to include on the menu! 

GH Mumm is the official Champagne of the Kentucky Derby and if their bubbles weren’t already the perfect thirst quencher, they’ve enlisted Matthew Biancaniello, a renowned cocktail chef and the author of EAT YOUR DRINK, to make the perfect Mummy-Yummy cocktail for Derby Day! 

The MUMM Trifecta is a combination of champagne bubbles, mixed with the sweet sugars of honey and earthy flavor and scents of lavender and mint. Check out the full recipe below: 


The MUMM Trifecta

4oz G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne

¼ oz Sage Infused Honey Syrup*

5 Mint Leaves

3-4 Lavender Buds

5 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Crushed Ice

Garnish: Mint Leaves and Fresh Lavender**



Add the mint, lavender, champagne and honey syrup into a shaker and muddle. Strain into the glassware of your choice.

 Top with a mountain of crushed ice and add the angostura bitters on top of the ice.

 Garnish with mint leaves and lavender sprig.

 *To make the sage infused honey syrup: Add three cups of honey to one cup of hot water and stir until the honey dissolves. Add 6 ripped sage leaves into the honey and stir and let it sit for 2 hours.

**Lavender can be found in specialty markets.


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