Hendrick’s Gin x Breeders’ Cup 2018

October 30, 2018

Hey, y’all!

The Breeders’ Cup is coming this weekend – November 2-3 – and I will unfortunately have to miss it because I will be in Chicago. Marking the end of thoroughbred-racing season, the Breeders’ Cup has morphed from a one-day event in 1984 to a two-day, multi-million dollar spectacle. This event brings in the best of the equine world: the best horses, trainers, and owners. Churchill Downs is the host of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup and we are SO proud to have it in Louisville!

While I love my Commonwealth’s native spirit, I have a secret for y’all: I am, first and foremost, a gin drinker – and Hendrick’s Gin, one of my favorites, is proud to be the official gin of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup!

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The signature cocktail of the event, the Money Rider, is delicious, y’all. You can enjoy it at the tracks for those of y’all that are attending. However, for those of you watching at home and/or hosting your own Breeders’ Cup Party, I have a treat for you — I’ve partnered up with my friends at Hendrick’s to share the recipe!

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The Money Rider is a brand new cocktail that Hendrick’s is debuting for the Championship; delicious and simple, it really highlights the notes of rose and cucumber in the gin. It is so smooth and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Hendrick's Gin Money Rider


  • 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • .5 parts raspberry syrup
  • Topped with ginger beer


  • Combine all ingredients over ice; churn and serve.

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Are y’all heading to Churchill Downs this weekend? If you do, have the best time at the Breeders’ Cup! I will be living vicariously through you.

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,


FTC: This is a sponsored post; all opinions, however, are my own.



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