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.
- 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
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.