It Ain’t Derby Without a Mint Julep

At just over 2 weeks away, we’re getting close to Kentucky Derby time. Whether you hit up the races or not, there’s no better time to enjoy a fresh Mint Julep.

Mint Julep Cup

Mint Julep

2 oz bourbon whiskey
4 whole mint sprigs
Simple syrup, to taste
Mint sprigs, dusted with sugar, for garnish

Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup and bourbon in a cocktail shaker until the mint is blended. Add ice and then shake well. Strain into a julep cup filled with shaved ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, enjoy and repeat.

[techtags:MINT JULEP, MINT JULEP RECIPE, KENTUCKY DERBY]

2 Comments

  • M April 16, 2010 @ 10:18am

    For mine….I don’t strain out the mashed mint leaves…..That’s the best part of the drink!
    But Derby Day is already on my calendar to make Mint Julep’s. MMMMMMmmmmm!!! Delicious!

  • Hannah April 16, 2010 @ 11:26am

    M- you’re in town on 5/1? If so I’m coming for juleps. I may even bring us some julep cups 🙂

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