The Kentucky Derby is one of America’s great parties like Mardi Gras and Burning Man. All three include outrageous hats but the Derby has the best drink associated with it; the Mint Julep. The Julep consists of bourbon, simple syrup, and mint, all served over crushed ice (it is hot in Kentucky). What a perfect opportunity to substitute our new Strawberry Rose Infused Maple for the simple syrup and what a delicious result. The strawberry and rose notes float on top of the palate and the light maple is a much better companion to the bourbon than plain simple syrup. Where’s my wide brim with the ostrich feather and silver tulle?
Love That Hat
- 6 mint leaves
- ¼ – 1/2oz Strawberry Rose Infused Maple Syrup
- 2oz bourbon
- Crushed ice
- Cut strawberry garnish
Put the mint, maple syrup and bourbon in a short glass and muddle the mint with the back of a spoon for a minute. Strain the leaves or leave some or all. Add crushed ice and stir. Serve with a sliced strawberry or mint garnish.