Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Perfect Mint Julep

In honor of the Kentucky Derby being only one week away I thought I would share the official Mint Julep recipe of the Kentucky Derby! Enjoy!
The Early Times Mint Julep Recipe
2 cups sugar
2 cups water Sprigs of fresh mint
crushed ice
Early Times Kentucky Whisky
Silver Julep Cups
Make simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with 6 or 8 sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make on julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, ad one tablespoon mint syrup and 2 ounces of Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

28 comments:

  1. I have never had one but have always wanted to try.. now I can!

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    1. Hope you enjoy your first Mint Julep!

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  2. This looks yummy!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hope you had a great weekend Alex!

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  3. Oh, it looks so refreshing and appealing:) Thank you for a lovely recipe!
    Have a good day, dear;)

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  4. Mmm thanks for the recipe Lauren! This looks divine!

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  5. This sounds so refreshing, I want one right now!

    devearani.blogspot.com

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  6. I will have to make some next weekend and pretend I'm at the Derby will drinking them. Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa
    Vanessa Lang Design

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  7. I've always wanted to try this, but have never had an occasion to do so. A perfect end of semester celebration drink, perhaps?

    -Katherine
    http://scallopedandbows.blogspot.ca

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    1. I agree! Hope you have a great end of the semester!

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  8. Looks like a great recipe!
    laurenroseprep.blogspot.com

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  9. Souns really refreshing and perfect for hot summer days :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de
    International giveaway: Love & Peace

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    1. It really is the perfect summer drink!

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  10. My goodness, does this look absolutely delicious!

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    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed this post!

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  12. YUM! Thanks for sharing! So perfect for the Kentucky Derby. I have tried many times to perfect this...maybe this time ill succeed.

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    1. You should give it a try! Hope you are having a great week!

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