On Monday, Varanese is hosting the second annual Tale of the Horse cocktail contest to "find the most delicious 'post-Derby' cocktail, designed to be enjoyed after surviving weeks of Derby parties, wins and losses."
Local bartenders will create their own unique drink at the event, and a panel of judges (including this editor) will choose the win, place and show beverages. No word on if the judges will have to arrive already hungover (although it seems likely at least one will).
The contest, which is free to attend, starts at 5:30 p.m.
Bourbons Bistro's Tina Hardison's Bananas and Joe won last year:
·1.5 oz Absolut Vanilla
·1 oz Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
·1 shot of espresso
·2 tbsp of chai powder
·1 egg white
·1 tsp whipped cream
·Shake above ingredients
·Top with banana whipped cream
·Garnish with slice of banana and chocolate covered coffee beans
Got a special post-Derby elixir? Share it in the comments.
[Photo: Courtesy MyDerbyLove]