Mint Julep.
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...and we're off to the races!

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I have to be brutally honest for a moment. The first time that I actually watched an entire day of Kentucky Derby events was last year. Up until then, I really did not understand what the fuss what/is all about. And to be honest, I am still not sure if the hype is worth it. Think about it for a second. Hours upon hours build up to something that lasts 30 seconds? Maybe a minute? I don't really care about what hat or outfit Little Miss Socialite is wearing. It's just not my cup of tea.

Now if I am spending the day with friends, drinking a few minute mint juleps, maybe my opinion could be swayed. Since I am clearly in the mood for honesty...the first time that I had a mint julep was this morning. Go ahead. Judge away. I probably would be too if I were you.

I can now say that I understand the hype around mint juleps. Sweet Mary and Joseph, I'll take another!

tommy.


Mint Julep

Ingredients:

2 oz. Woodford Reserve
1 oz. water
1 teaspoon sugar
4 sprigs fresh mint

Directions: 

  1. Muddle three sprigs of mint, sugar, and water in the bottom of a julep cup or highball glass.
  2. Fill glass with crushed ice.
  3. Add Woodford Reserve and stir.
  4. Dust fourth mint sprig with powdered sugar for garnish.