New feature! Because who doesn’t need a decent cocktail come Saturday?
FUN FACT: Churchill Downs serves approximately 120,000 mint juleps on Derby weekend. Now you can make one for yourself this afternoon when you watch the race.
An easy recipe: Bourbon, powdered sugar, water and mint.
Place some mint leaves in the bottom of your glass with 1 tsp sugar and a couple spoonfuls of water.
Muddle. I don’t actually own a muddler, so I used this pestle.
Fill the class with crushed ice and pour in 2 oz. of bourbon.
Then stir it like crazy so that the glass frosts up. This works better in julep cups, which are metal and get nice and frosty.
Garnish with more mint.
~recipe adapted from my ancient copy of The Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide~