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Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

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Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe

PREP TIME

10 MINS

COOK TIME

N/A

SERVINGS

6 to 8

CUISINE

AMERICAN

DIFFICULTY

Simple

CALORIES

199

INGREDIENTS

4 to 5 mint sprigs (leaves only)

2 sugar cubes (or 1/2 ounce simple syrup)

2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey

Mint for granish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a Julep cup or rocks glass, gently muddle the mint leaves in the simple syrup.
  • Add the bourbon then pack the glass with freshly crushed ice.
  • Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside. 
  • Top with more freshly crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint. 

PRO-TIPS:

  • Don’t over-muddle the mint. Gently muddle so the natural oils are released. Too much force will release a bitter compound. 
  • Pour your favorite bourbon. Since bourbon is the Julep’s primary liquid, it’s better to choose a high-quality bourbon. We love Four Roses Single Barrel but Woodford Reserve is the signature bourbon used at the Kentucky Derby. 
  • Rub the glass with mint leaves before pouring the drink. This adds to the strong, minty aroma of each sip. 

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Whiskey Wedge Glass

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Barista Tool set

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Chalet Wood Tray

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Teak Horse Sculpture

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