Woodford Reserve $1,000 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

The most expensive mint julep you'll probably ever have
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For the 2017 Kentucky Derby on May 6, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon isn’t horsing around. With a respectful nod to the race’s traditional libation, the Versailles, Kentucky, bourbon maker has created a new signature mint julep recipe and will be serving them in $1,000 and $2,500 limited-edition cups for the occasion.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select
  • 1/4 Ounce Pimm's liqueur
  • 1/2 Ounce Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Cordial
  • 1/4 Ounce Woodford Reserve mint julep simple syrup (they will be using Bourbon Barrel Foods)
  • 1 Dash early grey bitters
  • Handful of mint

Directions

Rub mint around the julep glass, expressing the essential oils.

Discard the mint.

Add remaining ingredients and top with crushed ice.

Garnish with a bundle of baby's breath and mint.

Sprinkle with dehydrated, edible blue cornflowers.