Kentucky Colonel Mint Julep

By • April 19, 2010 • 2 Comments

45 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!


Author Notes: From Saratoga Springs to Churchill Downs I cannot think of a better way to open the front porch to some serious sitting than with a mint julep. I am not talking of the concoction served in a souvenir cup at the Kentucky Derby but the one enjoyed by Washington Irving, Henry Clay and Henry Watterson. The one were if you where a cat on a hot tin roof you just might swoon. Choices is a great problem to have and there are many these days when it comes to bourbon and mint. I am going to give you the drink I like but just remember the beauty of this is experimentation is acceptable. thirschfeld

Serves 1

  • 3 to 5 Kentucky Colonel mint leaves
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 ounces Makers Mark Whisky
  • Mint for garnish
  • water as needed
  • 3 splashes of peach bitters
  1. Place the sugar cube and mint into a cocktail shaker. Crush the cube onto the mint and muddle the mint. The handle of a wooden spoon works great, especially the OXO wooden spoon. Add the Makers Mark and swirl. Add the crushed ice, cap and shake. Shake again just because it is fun. Fill a rocks class with crushed ice. Pour in the bourbon and top with water and peach bitters. Garnish with mint. Walk out to your porch and sip while rocking in a rocking chair and listen to the birds chirp and the frogs sing.
Jump to Comments (2)

Tags: bourbon

Comments (2) Questions (0)

Default-small
Default-small
Christine-28_small(1)

over 4 years ago cheese1227

Indeed, great photo props.

Newliztoqueicon-2

over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Great photo - love the Faulkner in the background, beneath the Col's specs. Drink looks terrific too...