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03 May

MInt Julep

Forever a fan of the Run for the Roses...horses, hats and mint juleps!

Here's a favorite recipe for the official mint julep of the Kentucky Derby:

Serves 12

  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 bunches fresh mint, divided
  • 24 oz. (3 cups) Kentucky whisky (Early Times is the official brand of the Derby)
  • Crushed ice
  • Frosted pewter or silver cups (the cutest) or tall old-fashioned glasses

Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes until thick and clear. While hot, stir in (1) bunch of mint sprigs. Let cool. Then strain the syrup into a small container and discard the mint.

When ready, pour (2) ounces (1/4 cup) whiskey and (2) ounces of syrup into each ice filled, frosted cup. Add a sprig of mint (and for fun, a cute striped straw to match your jockey's colors!)


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