Triple Crown-Worthy Recipes for Your Kentucky Derby Party

05/05/2016 at 06:57 PM ET

Kentucky Derby 2016
Barnstable Brown Gala

Big hats, fast horses and strong cocktails: The race is on to the Kentucky Derby!

To help spice up your Derby viewing party on Sunday, PEOPLE turned to the weekend’s most star-studded event for some tasty inspiration.

Every year, the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala brings together celebrities and guests—including Kid Rock, Megyn Kelly, Kate Upton, Alabama Shakes, and more—for a night filled with music and delicious local favorites.

RELATED: A Cool Twist on Derby Day: Mint Julep Ice Cream

On the 2016 menu: classic Southern dish like a creamy corn pudding and the Derby Corpse Reviver drink—a twist on a 1930s cocktail using bourbon instead of the gin.

Serve them at your viewing party, and hopefully they’ll last longer than the two minute race! Better make two batches, just in case.

Celeb Name Event Name
Kaylan Sliny

Derby Corpse River
¾ ounce bourbon
¾ ounce curaçao
¾ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce Kina Lillet

Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice as well as the bourbon, curacao, lemon juice and Kina Lillet. Shake and chill, then strain into a glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

RELATED: This Exclusive Cocktail from the Kentucky Derby Tastes Like Delicious Victory

Celeb Name Event Name
Barnstable Brown Gala

Corn Pudding
2 cups fresh, frozen or canned corn
2 cups milk
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
3 eggs beaten

Pour milk over corn, mixed with sugar, flour and salt. Beat eggs well and add to mixture. Pour into 1 ½ – quart greased casserole. Dot top with pats of margarine. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Stir twice during first 20 minutes of baking time. Serves 4-6.

— Chancellor Agard

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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