Innovative bourbon drink recipes will be put to the test at Eleven Madison Park

To celebrate the 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, Eleven Madison Park and Maker’s Mark Bourbon challenged bourbon lovers to create an original, Derby-inspired cocktail.

Looks like the winning drink is already out of the starting gate as recipe submissions for the Eleven Madison Park Kentucky Derby Cocktail Challenge were due 4/2. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the action.

The top contestants will be invited to prepare their cocktail for a panel of judges at the restaurant on April 20th and the winning cocktail will be featured at the Derby Party on May 1st.

Stay tuned to find out who gets to have their drink served at the Kentucky Derby Celebration hosted by Esquire magazine The afternoon’s highlights include live Derby coverage, Chef Daniel Humm’s take on Kentucky-themed cuisine, a cigar lounge by Nat Sherman, live Kentucky bluegrass music, and much more.