Saturday, May 5, 2018

Derby Day Mint Julep


It is Derby Day and you should have a Mint Julep!
Teddy Roosevelt's Recipe:
Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking):
Ingredients:

10 to 12 fresh mint leaves "muddled" (until it resembles paste) with a splash of water and a sugar cube
2 to 3 oz rye whiskey
.25 oz brandy
1-2 sprigs fresh mint as a garnish
First fill a bar glass* with the muddled mint, then fill the glass generously with finely crushed ice. Top off with the rye, brandy, and mint garnish.
What do you expect from a guy from New York. Rye whiskey is fine in a lot of cocktails, but NOT as the base of a Mint Julep (it is a very simple cocktail in basic form, but bourbon is essential to it). I recommend Wild Turkey bourbon but any basic bourbon will work (it's your money, but save your sipping bourbons for drinking straight up). Wild Turkey is 101 proof, so it holds up when you add the ice.  Substitute the bourbon for the rye, the brandy is optional if you want it (I like a dash of orange or grapefruit bitters myself).

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