Kentucky Derby Weekend

Kentucky Derby Weekend

With the Kentucky Derby this weekend, we thought we would share Garden and Gun‘s article on how to make the perfect mint julep:

Mint Julep

The Classic Mint Julep
Courtesy of Alba Huerta, Julep
Serves 1
Ingredients
10–12 mint leaves
¼ oz. Turbinado Syrup (Recipe below)
1 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label
1 oz. Old Grand-Dad Bonded 100 Proof
Mint sprig (for garnish)
Powdered sugar (for garnish)
Preparation
In a julep cup or rocks glass, add the mint leaves and the turbinado syrup. Lightly press with a muddler, then add the bourbons.
Fill ¾ of the cup with crushed ice and stir 10–12 times with a barspoon to dilute. Once diluted, remove spoon, add a straw and top off your cocktail with a small dome of crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a dust of powdered sugar.
Turbinado Syrup
Heat two parts raw, unrefined sugar to one part water in a saucepan over medium until dissolved. Remove from heat, cool and store in the fridge.
The Classic Mint JulepCourtesy of Alba Huerta, JulepServes 1
Ingredients
10–12 mint leaves¼ oz. Turbinado Syrup (Recipe below), 1 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label, 1 oz. Old Grand-Dad Bonded 100 Proof, Mint sprig (for garnish), Powdered sugar (for garnish)
Preparation
In a julep cup or rocks glass, add the mint leaves and the turbinado syrup. Lightly press with a muddler, then add the bourbons.
Fill ¾ of the cup with crushed ice and stir 10–12 times with a barspoon to dilute. Once diluted, remove spoon, add a straw and top off your cocktail with a small dome of crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a dust of powdered sugar.
Turbinado Syrup: Heat two parts raw, unrefined sugar to one part water in a saucepan over medium heat until dissolved. Remove from heat, cool and store in the fridge.

 

To get all the tips, please see the article in Garden & Gun: http://gardenandgun.com/blog/making-perfect-mint-julep

If you were wondering what a muddler is, here is an example:

Muddler

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