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Start Your Engines with Indy 500 Inspired Eats, Drinks and Reads!

Last Updated May 16, 2017
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A.J. Foyt Indianapolis 500
A.J. Foyt at the Indianapolis 500 Photograph provided by A.J. Foyt IV

Indianapolis is the racing capitol of the world. Over 300,000 people will attend the track this year to watch those cars literally jet around the oval and cross the famous bricks going more than 200mph. Crazy, right? The fans, the celebrities, the food, the drinks, the is a spectacle and something everyone should experience in their lifetime. Throughout the last few years we have told a few terrific stories centered around the Indy 500, and of course we have tapped into our recipe archives, worked with several local sources to produce brand new recipes and within the edible communities we have gathered even more recipes – all in the name of racing! Take a lap (pun intended) around our round up of good eats, drinks and reads. 

And a little known fact – every type of milk has to be on hand for the winner. The drivers are all asked what they would drink and that is readily available if they win. Since 1956, only one driver has skipped the white stuff and drank O.J. and that winner was Emerson Fittipaldi in 1993 ... Didn't anybody tell him the tradition??? Now go make something damn good and then tell us about it! Tag @edibleindy on social media with #edibleindy500 and you could win a surprise prize pack the Tuesday after Memorial Day!

From Indy Cars to Cabs

Harvest at Mount Veeder, Vineyards of Foyt Family Wine.
The cool interior of the Foyt Wine Vault welcomes visitors as soon as they walk through the door. Barstools bound in smooth, dark leather,...

Sarah Fisher: Race Car Driver, Wife, Mom and Champion of Family

Sarah Fisher
The name Sarah Fisher, Indy 500 race car driver, was one I'd only seen in magazines, television and the newspaper; I'm a Seattle transplant...

The historic link between Clabber Girl and the Indianapolis 500

Noshing on fluffy baked goods is as American as biscuits and gravy, and here in Indiana it’s as racy as, well, the Indianapolis 500. As it happens, the most important automobile race in the world...

Gentlemen, Start Your Eggs

Green Egg
Chef JJ Boston updates the Indy 500 box lunch
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The 1919 cocktail was created by a bartender in Florence, Italy. Story goes, it was inspired by a customer looking for a souped-up Americano cocktail, which had club soda instead of gin.

White Lady

London bartender Harry McElhone, who worked at Ciro Club, is credited with creating the White Lady in 1919. It was originally made with crème de menthe instead of gin.

Cruel Sea

Scott Noble of VenTiki Tiki Lounge & Lanai ( in Ventura created this custom cocktail to highlight Channel Islands Rum. (The cocktail is also available at the bar.)

Garden Party Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream Float

In a mason jar add one scoop of vanilla ice cream and blueberry lavender jam. Top with Flora (or St. Germain), Violet Garden Party and sparkling wine. Insert a fun straw and viola!

Raspberry Racer Mocktail

Raspberry Racer Cocktail
Raspberries make for a great mocktail.

Rhubarb Mint Pink Lemonade

Rhubarb Mint Pink Lemonade
A refreshing and tart late spring lemonade

Alaska's Scofflaws

Cheers to a Storied Tradition In 1924, several years into the so-called “Noble Experiment,” an impassioned prohibitionist by the name of...

Smoked Jalapeño and Cucumber Cooler

Warm weather? Cool down with this cooler from Afrohead Rum.

Gulf Sunset

Chuck Cook, photographer and passionate cocktail crafter, created this stunning cocktail for Edible Houston’s Spirits Issue. St-Germain is a liqueur flavored with elderflowers and Combier is an...

The Farm - A Garden Fresh Cocktail

Thomas Perez created this lovely, crisp cocktail, The Farm. It's a bright and garden fresh cocktail that pairs wonderfully with fresh fish tacos!

Clockwork Orange

Carrot Juice Cocktail on table
This beautiful cocktail by Chris Faber at the Ice Plant Bar gets its distinctive color from fresh carrot juice and its kick from local St. Augustine Distillery's New World Gin.


Upsy Daisy craft cocktail with lemon with St. Augustine Distillery Vodka
Homemade peach preserves add the perfect seasonal touch in this drink with St. Augustine Distillery Pot Distilled Rum.

Coconut Pete

coconut pete drink
This tropical drink features cachaca, a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice.

Mayhaw Mojito

Mayhaw Mojito on a wood table
The tangy zip of locally grown mayhaws make the secret ingredient used in this recipe the perfect complement to traditional mojito fixings.

Florida Flip

Erin strains a Florida Flip
In colonial America, a traditional Flip was a combination of beer, rum, molasses and eggs or cream, which was then stirred with an iron rod (known as a flip-dog or a loggerhead) that had been heated...

Mexican Street Corn Hot Dog

mexican street corn hot dog
Let's just say mustard and catsup aren't the only condiments meant for a hotdog. Make your hotdog and you feel special by topping it with some Mexican Corn Salsa.

The 2nd Bin

Recipe by Ryan Welliver, The Cocktail Club

Veal Dog with Antipasto Relish

antipasto dog
Dress up your hotdog with this colorful and delicious relish. 

Rosemary Ham Sandwich with Butter-Braised Apples

Ham and butter and apples just go together. Need we say more? 

Try Topping This: Building Hamburgers with Local Ingredients

It's the last hurrah for summer cookouts and what better way to say farewell than with hamburgers on the grill. Patties are a blank slate,...
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Chipotle Corn Salad

Chipotle Corn Salsa
Summer + Indiana = Corn. Sometimes we just want to shave it off the cob, like Chipotle does to make this corn salsa.

Edible Indy's Katie Hopper's Cookie Dough Dip “Secretly Healthy”

Edible Indy's Katie Hopper's Cookie Dough Dip
At most Super Bowl parties you’re going to see a lot of dips. This year, I challenge you to think outside the chip and dip bowl. I love bringing my cookie dough dip to parties and watching it...

Scrump-dilly Dip

Dill dip mix.
A perfect dip for a hot summer day or for tailgating for the big game.

Crispy Portobello Goat Cheese Cups

Crispy Portobello Goat Cheese Cups
Bite-sized is best when it comes to tailgating. These crunchy, savory cups will be the star of your pregame.

Roasted Turkey Breast

Why buy store bought roasted turkey when you can make your own? It's not as hard as you think and it tastes amazing.

Open-Face Fig Jam Canapé

This sandwich may test your French accent – or lack thereof – but you and your friends will agree it's magnifique!

Poblano Turkey Panini

roasted poblano turkey panini edible indy summer recipes
Sweet and a tad bit spicy, this panini will really impress your tastebuds. 

Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin Medallions

Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin Medallions
Recipe courtesy of Matt DuCharme

Portobello and Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps

Portobello Sweet Potato Lettuce Wrap, Edible Indy, Vegetarian
A delicious meat alternative perfect for a main dish or small plates.

Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad

Easy Vegan Broccoli Salad
A sweet, tart and tangy broccoli salad – and it’s healthy!

Darin's Cucumber Salad

Darin's Cucumber Salad
Traders Point Creamery's intrepid farmer, Darin Schwartzentruber, coaxes the most beautiful edibles from the land, and they become the bounty of summer.

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