Updated November 1, 2021
If you’re watching the action from home, naturally, you’ll need a cocktail. And although the Breeders’ Cup (November 5 and 6) is not in Kentucky this year, it only seems fitting there should be bourbon in your glass. We consulted the bartenders at the Apiary in Lexington to see what they’re planning to serve. One of their most popular cocktails is the Apiary Bourbon “Tea,” which doesn’t actually have any tea. Instead it’s a concoction of bourbon, St. Germain, and an ounce of the simple syrup the Apiary’s bartenders use in the venue’s sweet tea. For fall, they add warming cinnamon and ginger to the mix, and it’s topped off with a splash of ginger ale. If there’s any friendly wagering going on at your house, you’d do well to place your bets before downing too many of these.