Honey Mint Julep | Kentucky Derby Recipe
No Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep and the Honey Mint Julep is the perfect twist on the traditional Kentucky Derby beverage. The Mint Julep has been a tradition at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.
A touch of honey an garnished with a sliver of fresh honeycomb make this Mint Julep extra special.
Easy to make and delicious, just remember this is bourbon with little sugar and mint, so it’s strong and will sneak up on you quickly. Plan on having other beverage alternatives like sweet mint tea or mint sparkling water.
Honey Mint Julep
- 2 oz Kentucky Bourbon best quality
- 1/2 t Kentucky Bourbon
- 1 t honey
- 2 leaves Fresh mint
- Crushed ice
- Silver Julep Cups optional - but it is the tradition
- 1 spring mint
- 1 thin slice honeycomb
Rub mint around the inside of the julep cup, to express the essential oils. Place mint leaves in the bottom of the cup.
Add 2 oz of Kentucky Bourbon, then drizzle honey into the cup and mix with a bar spoon.
Top with crushed ice and add a straw.
Top with 1/2 teaspoon Kentucky Bourbon.
Garnish with mint sprig and shaved honeycomb
Woodford Reserve is the sponsor of the Kentucky Derby makes a great Mint Julep.
GearMoose.com has some great recommendations for Kentucky Bourbons.
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