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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three specialty bourbon cocktails will be enjoyed on Derby Eve by patrons of The Julep Ball exclusively.

    Maker’s Mark® will provide three “Maker’s Shakers” cocktails in Mason jars dipped in the Kentucky bourbon distillery’s signature red wax at the ball, set for Friday, May 2, at the KFC Yum! Center.

    Ingredients are put into the jars with ice. After the lids are put on to seal the jars, a few vigorous shakes blend the cocktails, and they are then ready to be enjoyed.

    The Julep Ball, an official event of the Kentucky Derby®, will be the only Derby-related gala featuring these three Maker’s Shakers. Each Julep Ball patron will be able to take the wax-dipped Maker’s Shaker Mason jar as a memento of the evening as well.

    At its meeting on March 12, Roy Lee Wigginton and Natalie Stone of Maker’s Mark provided The Julep Ball organizing committee several Maker’s Shakers recipes to sample. The committee selected the three that will be featured at the ball:

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.