Friday, April 29, 2011

One Way To Make a Mint Julep

The following recipe was provided by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

"OK, for those holding Derby parties, here's a recipe.  There are several but this is our favorite:  Take two frosted silver goblets.  In the first fill with ice and add a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of water.  Then, gently crush a couple mint leaves and place in the ice.  In the second goblet pour about 3 fingers of a quality Kentucky Bourbon.  Now, pour out the mess in the first goblet and drink from the second.  By the way, Churchill Downs uses a bottled mix for the juleps served there on Derby Day.  You may be able to find the mix in your local beverage store."


  1. Indeed! Many people dislike the taste of Mint Juleps. If we're talking about just a couple with no particular food accompaniment, I enjoy Mint Juleps. You definitely don't want to take premium bourbon and mess it up with sugar and mint. I believe the Mint Juleps at Churchill Downs are made with a premixed liqueur of Early Times bourbon, simple syrup, and mint.