Friday, May 1, 2009

Mint juleps for tomorrow…

The mint julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938, so go ahead…indulge.

For each drink:
Sprig of mint leaves
1 t sugar (superfine preferred)
Splash of water
1-3 oz of Kentucky bourbon, or more
Lots of crushed ice

Chill a tall glass like a collins glass in your freezer.
Strip off a few of the leaves of mint and smush them around in the bottom of your glass with the sugar and splash of water. Add a bit of ice and stir it up well. Add half the bourbon and stir again.
Fill the glass with ice and pour the rest of the bourbon over, agitating gently.
Garnish with mint.

Did those little old ladies know their stuff or what?

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