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Win Two Tickets to EMP's Killer Kentucky Derby Soiree

Not to overstate things, but Eleven Madison Park's annual Kentucky Derby celebration is one of the parties of the year. The crowd gets into the theme, with suits and souped up hats galore, there's food all over the place, a live band, cigar smoking, and a screening of the big race. It's great, it takes place on May 1, and tickets go for $175 here. For those who don't have that kind of dough, EMP is offering a reader the chance to win two tickets by coming up with an original, Derby-inspired cocktail recipe. The winning cocktail will be chosen by a panel of judges and offered at the event in May. The official language is below.

The Eleven Madison Park Kentucky Derby Cocktail Challenge

In anticipation of the 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration, Eleven Madison Park and Maker’s Mark Bourbon challenge you to create an original, Derby-inspired cocktail. Recipes must be submitted by April 2nd and the top contestants will be invited to prepare their cocktail for a panel of judges at the restaurant on April 20th. The winning cocktail will be featured at the Derby Party on May 1st and the creator will receive 2 tickets to attend. The Kentucky Derby Celebration is hosted by Esquire magazine – highlights include live Derby coverage, Chef Daniel Humm’s take on Kentucky-themed cuisine, cigar lounge by Nat Sherman, live Kentucky Blue Grass Music, and much more!

Please submit your recipes to

Judges include EMP's Leo Robitschek, Momofuku's Don Lee, and Dave Wondrich.

Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10010 (212) 889-0905 Visit Website

Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY

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