Mint Juleps and more
Syrup. Mint. Bourbon. Combined, these three ingredients are a winning trifecta of a cocktail we call the Mint Julep. A Derby Day staple since the 1930s when Churchill downs started selling Julep cups as souvenirs, this drink makes the first Saturday in May all the more special.
Serve it alongside a spread of crudites, cheese, cornichons and wasabi peas. A full on charcuterie board would also suffice quite nicely. See our methodology when it comes to meats and cheese here and our recipe for a classic Julep below.
Mint Julep Ingredients:
- 2 oz. of 1792 Small Batch Bourbon
- 1/4 oz. of simple syrup
- 6-8 mint leaves
- Mint sprig for garnish
Mint Julep Instructions:
- Using a rocks glass or Julep cup, lightly muddle the mint into the syrup.
- Add bourbon and fill with crushed ice, packing it tight.
- Stir for 30-60 seconds or until the glass or cup begins to frost.
- For the Julep cup, top with a dome of crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig.
- For a rocks glass, just top with garnish and go.