Derby Week: Making Mint Juleps with Rich and Dana

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend. One of the most popular things at Churchill Downs this weekend is the Mint Julep.

Rich and Dana have a southern take on the traditional drink as well as an old recipe found in hte Mr. Boston’s DeLuxe official Bartender’s Guide that was printed in 1961.

Mint Julep Iced Tea:
8 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Lemon-Sliced
1 Lime-Sliced
1c Bourbon
3c Cold Sweetened Tea

Muddler
Mason Jar or Rocks Glass
Fresh Mint Springs, Lemon & Lime Slices for Garnish

Mint Julep(Southern Style)
Shaved Ice
2.5oz Old Mr. Boston Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1tsp Powdered Sugar
Water
5-6 Springs of Mint

Fill silver mug or 12oz Tom Collins glass with shaved ice.
Add whiskey and stir until glass is heavily frosted. (Do not hold glass with hand while stirring).
Add 1 teaspoon powdered sugar and fill the balance with water.
Decorate with 5-6 sprigs of fresh mint with tops going 2 inches above the rim.

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