Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, and Graduations
All wonderful events that occur in the month of May that comes with great celebrations! Enjoy your weekend with a nice refreshing frosty beverage!
MINT JULEP – The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby
2 oz Makers Mark Bourbon
6 sprigs of fresh mint
2 tsp super fine sugar (or try Brown Sugar)
Place sprigs of mint in glass with the sugar and muddle gently. Fill half way with crushed ice, then add the bourbon. Don’t stir. Fill the glass the rest of the way with crushed ice. Stick it in the freezer until the glass frosts—this should take roughly five minutes.
Garnish with more mint sprigs and a straw.
Traditionally, a silver julep cup is used but a Collins or Highball glass can work as well.