Celebrate the Kentucky Derby this weekend with a special bourbon ideal for making a terrific mint julep. You can also purchase ready to drink Mint Julep by Old Forester.
Enjoy this classic mint julep recipe:
Leaves from 4-5 mint sprigs
1/2 ounce of simple syrup or 1 1/2 teaspoons of superfine sugar
2 1/2 ounces of bourbon
Mint sprig for garnish
(optional – splash of sparkling water)
Place the mint leaves and sugar (or simple syrup) together in the glass, muddle them gently to release the oils from the mint. Fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, and add the bourbon. top with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with a sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy!