Giddy up with these three easy-to-make drinks!

We acknowledge preparing for the Kentucky Derby is no easy feat, from coordinating your regalia to deciding which contender to place your bets on! And if you're hosting a party for the event—well, that's a whole 'nother bit of stress in and of itself. 

But have no fear, E!'s Alicia Quarles visited Maysville in New York to bring you some Southern-inspired drink recipes to get ready for this year's derby.

So forget the mint juleps because this year and let's find out what else we can do with our bourbon.

Drink 1: The Old Fashion

Sugared cube

Two kinds of Peychaud's bitters

2 oz. of Pinhook

Add an orange twist and finish it off with a cherry!

Drink 2: The Sazerack

2 oz. of Pinhook

A half oz. of simple syrup

Four dashes of Peychaud's bitters

A spritz of absinthe

And a lemon twist!

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Drink 3: Nor'easter


Maple Syrup

Lime juice

Shake and top it off with ginger beer and a lime!

Voilá! These popular Kentucky Derby drinks are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Bottoms up and pinkies out, everyone!

For more drinks to serve at your Kentucky Derby party, tune in to E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Watch the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on NBC, with early coverage beginning at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT on NBC Sports Network.

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