Real quick, I’m late on this post as I almost always am with things in life. Today was the Kentucky derby which you may or may not have known. (The race really doesn’t pertain to anyone unless your a huge fan of horses and mint juleps..and gambling.) This delicious drink is a tradition to drink at the races every year when the derby is heald on the first Saturday in May. Just because the derby is over doesn’t mean you cant fancy up one of these bad boys this summer. Juleps are very similar to a mojito…Only differnce is there is bourbon instead of rum, which c’mon, is a lot better anyways if you ask me.
Mise en Place:
-2 Ounces Mint syrup (see below)
-2 Ounces Makers Mark or bourbon of your desire
-5 Mint leaves
-2 Cups Crushed ice
Method of Prep:
-Place 3 mint leaves in the bottom of drinking glass. Lightly crush with a muddler or the back of a spoon.
-Fill glass with ice. Add in Bourbon and mint syrup.
-Stir with a spoon, garnish with remaining mint leaves.
-1 cup Sugar
-1 Cup Water
-2 Sprigs of mint leaves
-Bring water and sugar to a light simmer until sugar is dissolved.
-Add in mint and simmer for 10 minutes or until the flavor is developed enough.
-Set in refrigerator to cool before serving.