Mint Julep Recipe (Use May 1st 2010)

2 oz bourbon whiskey
4 whole mint sprigs
Simple syrup, to taste
Mint sprigs, dusted with sugar, for garnish
Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup and bourbon
in a cocktail shaker until the mint is blended.
Add ice and then shake well. Strain into a
julep cup filled with shaved ice. Garnish
with mint sprigs and enjoy!

Mint Julep Trivia
• The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the
Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.
• 120,000 Early Times Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of
Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, using 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested
mint and 60,000 pounds of ice.

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