"Now she's 102, drinking mint juleps in the shade"
- Tom Waits
Today is the opening of the Kentucky Derby so I will be making Mint Juleps. Before making this drink I had never had a Mint Julep. (I know and I call myself a Southern Belle) Supposedly there is a silver mint julep cup that is needed to sip this fancy beverage but I do not own one of these jewels. I went with a simple glass with pretty mint garnish. I got this recipe from the Marker's Mark website.
our ingredients. Did you notice our newly planted herb
is being used?
|the recipe calls for 40 mint leaves to soak in 3oz |
of bourbon for 15 minutes. (we cut the
recipe down to fit two people)
|Ring the leaves in a paper towel, dip and repeat.|
|Heat 1/3 cup of water and mix in 1/3 cup of powdered sugar |
and then add it to 1 cup of bourbon along with the mint extract
|Will crushed the ice and added the mix.|
|Will and Chris discussing their prediction for the Derby.|
|Bare is modeling his mint julep, along with the fraternity|
|I am contemplating my mint juelp and remembering I don't|