Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday Cocktailing // The Mint Julep

As soon as May arrives, we're always looking forward to the first Saturday of the month because that means it's Derby Day! The Kentucky Derby is one of our favorite sporting events because the race is only a few minutes long, you never know who will win (with the ever-changing, crazy odds) and it even has an official drink, The Mint Julip!  Here's how we make ours...

The Mint Julip

-Fill a glass or ideally a Mint Julep cup full of crushed ice
-Add 2 tablespoons of homemade mint simple syrup
(Boil equal parts sugar & water, remove from heat and gently muddle mint leaves, let cool.)
-Add 2 1/2 ounces of your favorite Kentucky bourbon (we like Jim Beam's Devil's Cut for a reasonably-priced choice)

Garnish with a mint sprig or two & enjoy!

Don't forget Sunday is Cinco de Mayo  another Chic & Awe favorite holiday!  It's the perfect excuse to try our Margarita or Tequila Sunrise recipes!

Lauren & Amber

P.S. View our other past cocktail recipes, here!

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