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.
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.