The Perfect Derby Day Cocktail.

Oaks Lily Cocktail Recipe

A few years back, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Kentucky Derby. I had the most fun. Even though I am more or less an indoor kid who does not care about sports, I had fun betting on ponies and getting into the Derby mood. I loved getting dressed up, I loved wearing a fascinator, and of course, I loved all the cocktails and snacks.

Today, in partnership with Finlandia Vodka, I am excited to share a delightful Derby day Oaks Lily cocktail recipe (though it’s so good you will want to make it all year round!) Are you watching the Derby next weekend? I highly recommend making this!

Meet the Oaks Lily, the signature drink of the Kentucky Oaks. It’s not too sweet, and just delicious!

Oaks Lily Cocktail Recipe:

  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • 1 part sour mix (or fresh lime juice, which is what I used)
  • 1/4 part Triple Sec
  • 1 part FINLANDIA vodka

combine all ingredients over ice and garnish with a lime wedge!

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Photo by Laura Saur // Sponsored by FINLANDIA Vodka.

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  1. Patti:

    You’re a week early. The Derby isn’t until May 7. It’s still April this Saturday. 😉

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  2. Allie:

    I live in Louisville, Kentucky, so this post is just perfect! My sister is throwing me a Derby-themed bridal shower this Sunday, and then my fiance and I will be at the track next Saturday for Derby. Such a fun week to be a Louisvillian! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Grace… Oaks Lillies are the best!!

    4.28.22 Reply
  3. natasha:

    Those cocktail glasses are amazing! Also, I’m sure you’ve linked to it before but would you mind providing details on that sundress? It looks great on you 🙂

    4.28.22 Reply
    • Thank you! The glass is from Fferrone! The dress is unfortunately old, but the brand is Reformation. You may be able to find it on TheRealReal or Poshmark. It is a favorite of mine!

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      • natasha:

        Thank you! I found the dress on ebay 🙂

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  4. April Gaskell:

    Looks yummy! Cant wait to try. Will grab some FINLANDIA vodka this weekend and give it a go 🙂 Thank you for sharing Xx

    4.28.22 Reply
  5. CG:

    What? No way will I be drinking vodka on derby day! Bring on the mint juleps!

    4.28.22 Reply
    • Haha! You can’t go wrong with either. I am more of a vodka girl personally but they’re both great. xo

      4.29.22 Reply