May 3, 2006

mint julep

it's only days away from the 132nd running of the kentucky derby and our annual jockeys & jillys© party ... yay! for nearly a century, the mint julep has been the traditional drink of the greatest two minutes in sports. this year is no exception. *try* to enjoy ...

early times mint julep
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
sprigs of fresh mint
crushed ice
early times kentucky whisky
silver julep cups

make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of early times kentucky whisky. stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and voila! you are now ready to choke it down.


Anonymous said...

we had mint juleps at my rehearsal dinner... they are actually very good!

Joe Wagner said...

I love mint juleps. I always order them without the sugar, water, mint, or ice.

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