April 24, 2009

The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep has been the traditional drink at the Kentucky Derby for over 100 years. Here is the recipe:

4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water

Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

Take the Mint Julep and pour it down the drain. Think about it…bourbon, sugar, and mint? Ugh, who dreamed up this gross concoction?

Make yourself a bourbon & club soda instead.