05/01/2014 08:21 am ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

11 Recipes for Derby Day

With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, we've got bourbon and heavy-duty snacks on the brain -- anything that can sustain us for a full day of bets and wide-brimmed hats. The race itself may only last a few minutes, but you'll work up an appetite cheering, and plus -- these treats are worth sticking around for.

More on Food52: Check out our Southern Entertaining collection for all things Derby Day.

Brandade Croquettes by lastnightsdinner

Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer by Catherine Lamb

Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Genius Recipes

Spicy Shrimp by Helen 

Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon and Tomato) by Genius Recipes

Mint Julep by Erik Lombardo 

Sugar Steak with Bourbon by Amanda Hesser 

Hot Dogs with Fake Sauerkraut Relish by QueenSashy

Cheese Biscuits by Merrill Stubbs 

Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Grits by Genius Recipes 

Kentucky Hot Toddy by Table9

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