Since this week is the Kentucky Derby, I want to prepare something seasonal for our neighborhood celebration. The Derby lasts for only minutes,
but the pool party goes on for hours. My contribution is a salad. I found this spirited bourbon dressing in the April issue of Southern Living Magazine. I will serve this vinaigrette over tender Kentucky Bibb lettuce leaves.This simple salad pairs well with traditional bourbon mint juleps. I hope someone brings a bourbon honey baked ham or minted lamb.
Kentucky Bourbon Vinaigrette
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
3 tbsp Kentucky bourbon
2 tsp Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2/3 cup canola oil
Whisk together ingredients in a medium bowl.
Add canola oil in a slow steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth.