Cyber5’s Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe

April 30, 2009 at 2:03 am | Posted in Recipe | Leave a comment

You will need:

  • Crushed Ice
  • Sugar (Confectioner’s works great)
  • Good Water (Preferably spring)
  • Fresh Mint
  • Kentucky Bourbon
  • Julep Glass (Silver one if you have it -or one of the Derby Glasses from a previous year!)

Put 2 tsp of sugar in the glass, add about 6 mint leaves and crushed ice about 1/3 of the way up the glass. Using a spoon, chopstick or muddler – muddle the contents (mix it around with a crushing motion). Your goal here is to crush the mint, releasing its oil and flavor. Add 2 oz bourbon and water to fill the glass. Stir briskly to dissolve the sugar and mix the leaves into the ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Now, sit back relax and sip while you caress your betting tickets (You did bet this race, right? That’s kind of the point) and chant your horses name. When the bell rings and the horses leave the gate – pound your drink down and jump up screaming loud enough that your horse can hear you thru the television! In two minutes you will know if you should increase the amount of bourbon to drown your sorrows – or send someone out to buy way better bourbon for a celebration!

Have a Happy Derby Day. You can repeat this ritual in two weeks for the Preakness Stakes.

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