It’s Derby week! I’ll be featuring Kentucky recipes that are traditionally served during Derby time.
Even though it’s Monday, I’m starting out with the most traditional recipe of all – The Mint Julep – with a Honey twist!
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups water, heated
- 1 cup honey
- cracked ice
First, make syrup:
Heat water. Whisk in honey and heat until blended. Remove from heat. Add mint and let the mixture steep for 20 to 30 minutes.
For each Mint Julep:
Add cracked or crushed ice to Julep tumbler or glass. Add 1 1/2 ounces of Kentucky Bourbon. Add 2 1/2 teaspoons syrup, or to taste. Stir lightly. Garnish with fresh mint leaf and serve with a straw.
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