Enjoy this Mint Julep recipe in honor of what would have been Derby weekend

Enjoy this Mint Julep recipe in honor of what would have been Derby weekend

Whether you are watching the Derby4Dogs Puppy race or kicking back after a long week, a delicious and refreshing Mint Julep may be the drink you have been looking for. A staple of the postponed Kentucky Derby, the recipe is easy to make and uses only a few ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ – 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • Sprig of fresh mint for Garnish.Instructions:
  1. Add mint leaves and simple syrup. Muddle together with a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon.
  2. Top glass with ice, adding a splash of cold water and bourbon.
  3. Mix gently and garnish with the sprig of mint.Check out this non-alcoholic Mint julep using lemonade in lieu of bourbon. The taste is equally refreshing and crisp. It’s perfect for a warm May afternoon.

    Ingredients:

  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 4 oz. lemonade
  • Sprig of fresh mint for Garnish.Instructions:
  1. Add mint leaves and simple syrup. Muddle together with a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon.
  2. Top glass with ice, adding a splash of cold water and lemonade.
  3. Mix gently and garnish with the sprig of mint.

 

Make your wagers, be they friendly or not and have a relaxing time with a tasty beverage. Remember to drink responsibly.


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