Derby Day Mint Julep

For years, we’ve been in pursuit of the perfect Mint Julep to accompany our Kentucky Derby Day festivities, which are a big deal in the Clayton household as my mom was raised in Louisville. We think this recipe is just right – not too much bourbon, not too sweet and just enough mint. Give it… Read more »

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Basil Lemonade

I first tasted this delicious lemonade at a Fourth of July party. The recipe comes from the hostess, Peggy Chandler, who is a fabulous home gourmet. I recently served it at a luncheon in Cincinnati promoting the cookbook, to rave reviews! You can serve it straight, or with vodka.  

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A Delicious Champagne Cocktail

Who needs an excuse to enjoy bubbles? A great alternative to the traditional mimosa, our Champagne Cocktail perfectly complements brunch, special occasion, and of course, New Year’s Eve celebrations. And with only four ingredients, it’s a snap to put together!  

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New Orleans Hurricane Cocktails

Hurricanes were invented in New Orleans by bar owner Pat O’Brien during World War II when there was a limited supply of whiskey. In order to purchase a single case, liquor salesmen forced bar owners to purchase up to 50 cases of rum, which was plentiful. Looking for a way to use all his rum,… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

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I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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