The Run For The Roses Top Viewing Locations In L.A.
Here’s a rundown of top places in Los Angeles to watch the Derby, including two Derby parties and a place where horses are even running during the day.
• Shade Hotel
Multi-deck party at the bar overlooking King Harbor Marina. Live music, DJs, TVs for watching the Derby and the great-looking South Bay crowd. More: Kentucky Derby Party Preview.
• Santa Anita Racetrack
This is where to be for the “if I can’t be at the Derby infield I might as well be here” in Southern California. There’s not only actual live horse racing but a beer festival! The $35 includes eight tastings and clubhouse admission. Santa Anita is also where the Los Angeles chapter of the University of Louisville alumni will be holding its annual Derby party. Link: www.santaanita.com
• Derby Day L.A. – Will Rogers Polo Club
It’s opening day of the polo club and its hosting a high-end Derby party with premium cocktails, a champagne station, lawn games and a DJ. Noon-6 p.m. Tickets: DerbyDayLA
What Is In A Mint Julep?
The quintessential drink of the Kentucky Derby is made of the following ingredients:
• Kentucky bourbon
• 1 teaspoon Powdered sugar
• 2 teaspoons Water
• 4 Mint leaves
In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig. Serve on the rocks, poured over ice.