Run for the Roses Mint Julep

With the Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, I know many Southerners are busy planning grand soirees to celebrate the event. There’ll be no shortage of gloriously big hats, folds and folds of gingham and enough mint juleps for us all to grab a boat and sail away on a river of bourbon.

Whether you’re planning a big party or just want to sip something and relax on the front porch, this delicious Mint Julep recipe by Sun In My Belly‘s Executive Chef, Alison Lueker, will do the trick!

Run for the Roses Mint Julep 

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 sprigs mint + more for garnish
8 oz. bourbon, small batch

Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small sauce pan.  Add 4 sprigs mint remove from the heat and let steep until cool.  This is the mint simple syrup.   Fill two 6 oz. glasses with ice add 1-2 Tablespoons mint simple syrup and a few mint leaves. Fill almost to the top with bourbon and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Stir often and sip slowly….


Images from Blue Eyed Yonder’s Run for the Roses Inspiration Shoot

Posted 5/1/13, Topic: Blog, Eats

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