It's Derby Day, and in honor we're going to make a Mint Julep -- the official drink of The Kentucky Derby. However, I do use Oregon bourbon. The horror. So, get our your hammer and start crushing some ice.
Don't skip the garnish as it really adds to the mint character of the drink.
In a well chilled silver beaker or glass, drop the mint leaves and the sugar. Muddle briefly. Pack the beaker half-full with ice. Add the bourbon and stir. Top up with ice, mounding slightly. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Photos by Lisa Denkinger
Checkout Bourbon Curious
by our friend, Fred Minnick. Fred is the
Bourbon Authority at the
Kentucky Derby Museum. He would not be amused by the bourbon I used in this
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