Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep
Contributor
Levy Restaurants

The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. This recipe is great for a Derby party.

Read more about The Best Kentucky Derby Cocktails for 2014.

6
Servings
415
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 16 Ounces Early Times Kentucky Bourbon, 2 per mint julep
  • Crushed ice
  • 10 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 Cups water

Directions

Combine water and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil to make simple syrup. Boil for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with two sprigs of fresh mint and refrigerate overnight. To make your mint julep, start by filling each mint julep glass with crushed ice. Add one tablespoon of the mint flavored simple syrup then two ounces of Early Times Kentucky Bourbon. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Sip and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
87µg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
57µg
14%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
78mg
11%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
104mg
7%
Water
56g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Kentucky Derby Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Kentucky Derby Cooking Tip

When preparing snacks try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.