Saturday, May 6, 2023

Hat Day

Anne DePasquale Millinery

Today will be a big day for hats with the coronation of King Charles in London and the Kentucky Derby here later today. It is 5 AM and I am up watching the coronation.

My Hats

If you are planning on having a mint julep while watching the Kentucky Derby, here is how.

Mint Julep - NY Times Cooking


Yield: 1 drink

12 to 15 fresh mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish

1 ounce simple syrup (or peach-flavored syrup)

2½ ounces bourbon

Superfine sugar (optional)


Step 1

Place mint and ¼ ounce simple syrup in julep cup or 8- to 10-ounce old-fashioned glass and gently crush leaves with a wooden muddler, working them up sides of glass.

Step 2

Loosely pack glass with finely crushed ice, then add bourbon. Drizzle remaining simple syrup on top and garnish with mint sprig lightly dusted with sugar, if desired.

(NY Times Cooking)

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  1. Very impressive hats, I must say. Yes, lots of fun things going on in the world today, which is a nice thing.

  2. My sister was 16 years older than I, and a model. When she hosted or went to a cocktail party, she wore a "cocktail hat." As all women did. I couldn't wait until I was enough to do the same. Unfortunately the style fell out of favor when I was old enough. Such a shame. Your hat collection is simply amazing.

  3. I love your hat collection! I was also up early (3:15am Central Time)!