And they’re off... to the rooftop! On Saturday, May 4, III Forks in Lakeshore East will host their annual Derby Day soiree, which is also the grand opening of the steakhouse's rooftop lounge.
Starting at 2 p.m., party goers are encouraged to don their best seersucker suit, buff up the white bucks and choose a chapeau for the occasion. A "Win, Place, Show" raffle will be held for III Forks dining gift certificates ($100; $50; $25).
Derby Day drink specials ($10 each) include Maker's Mark Mint Julep, Brown Derby Cocktail, Kentucky Grazer, Tommy's Margarita, Bee's Knees, 50/50 Martini, and more (outlined below). The Kentucky Derby race will be shown at 5:50 p.m. on multiple outdoor television screens.
Derby Day Cocktails
$10 each on Saturday, May 4
Maker’s Mint Julep - muddled mint and sugar topped with a generous pour of Maker’s Mark, served over crushed ice
Brown Derby - Maker’s Mark, grapefruit juice, honey
Kentucky Grazer - Maker’s Mark, Pimm's, lemon juice, mint
El Diablo - Hornitos Plata, lime juice, ginger syrup, Crème de Cassis
Tommy’s Margarita - Hornitos Plata, agave nectar, lime juice
Bee’s Knees - Sipsmith Gin, lemon juice, honey
50/50 Martini - Sipsmith Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Orange Bitters
Clover Club - Sipsmith Gin, lemon juice, raspberry