STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Are you hosting a Kentucky Derby party this year?

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Chef Paul Rosenbluh of Firefly Bistro is South Pasadena stopped by KCAL9 Monday to share tips and recipes worthy of “The Triple Crown”!

Rosenbluh, a Louisville native, showed viewers how to make Four Roses bourbon-infused BBQ Pulled Pork and Derby Pie along with Mint Julep cocktails in honor of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby!

About the Mint Julep:

  • The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.
  • Early Times Kentucky Whisky has been privileged and honored to be a part of that tradition.
  • The Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail has been “The Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby” for more than 18 years.

Black Berry Mint Julep recipe:

2 Driscoll’s Blackberries, split

4 fresh mint sprigs

2 1/2 oz Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon

1 tsp powdered sugar

2 tsp water

Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, black berries and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.

Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon BBQ Sauce:

1/2 yellow onion-diced

1 Tbls.  garlic-chopped

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2 cups  crushed tomato

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon

1/3 cup cider vinegar

1/3 cup molasses

1 cup water

2 tsp. dry mustard

1 Tbls.  cumin

1 Tbls. coriander

2 tsp. dry oregano

1 tsp. celery seed

1 Tbls. salt

1 tsp. pepper

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