The Kentucky Derby Mint Juleps

Mint Juleps are one way to bring a little bit of the Kentucky Derby to your home. And the perfect mint to use is Kentucky Colonel Mint! We  just received a fresh shipment, just in time for tomorrow’s Derby Day festivities! And here is the official recipe for a Kentucky Derby Mint Julep:

The Early Times Mint Julep Recipe
The official Mint Julep recipe of The Kentucky Derby

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint, we recommend Kentucky Colonel!
Crushed ice
Early Times Kentucky Whisky
Silver Julep Cups

Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Early Times Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

from the website of The Kentucky Derby