Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's Mint Julep Day

My parents have been to the Kentucky Derby and brought me a Derby cookbook as a souvenir. They have often talked about the juleps they enjoyed and the beautiful countryside in Kentucky.

Here is the official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep recipe from the book

Photo Courtesy Southern Living

Mint Julep Recipe Place a few sprigs of fresh, tender mint in a bowl. Cover with powdered sugar and just enough water to dissolve the sugar. Crush the mint sprigs. Place the mixture in our Official Kentucky Derby Julep Cup. Fill cup with finely crushed ice and pour in good Kentucky Bourbon whiskey until cup is brimming. Garnish with sprigs of mint and let stand until a thick frost forms. Slowly sip the cool and fragrant Kentucky Derby Mint Julep.

Official 135th cup.

I am going out to try to find some mint so my husband and I can have one later today in celebration! Several years ago, I found a set at Tuesday Morning for about $5.00, so I'll use those. Usually they have flowers in them.



Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

Martha said...

There is nothing like a good julep (and we like Maker's Mark) -- my glasses (bought at an Estate sale) are usually filled with flowers as well -- but not on that first Saturday in May!


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