14: Mint Julep

05/07/2016 , 2m, 42s

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.

  • 8 leaves of fresh mint
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3 oz. bourbon (Kentucky, if you're a purist)

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

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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 episode.

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