Woodford Reserve $1,000 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

Woodford Reserve $1,000 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep
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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.For the full story on this year's top-shelf mint julep, click here. 
mint julep
  • 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
  1. Rub mint around the julep glass, expressing the essential oils.
  2. Discard the mint.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and top with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with a bundle of baby's breath and mint.
  5. Sprinkle with dehydrated, edible blue cornflowers.