The biggest horse racing and Julep drinking holiday is upon us! The Kentucky Derby!
Maker’s Mark has you covered with everything you need to celebrate from the bourbon to the recipes like the classic and delicious Mint Julep or innovative new recipes like the Champagne Mint Julep and the Bourbon Ball Mint Julep!
Maker’s Mark Mint Julep
1 – ½ parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
2 tablespoons simple syrup* muddled with mint
Splash of distilled water
Mint sprig for garnish
1 cup granulated sugar*
1 cup distilled water*
Mix together simple syrup muddled with mint, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and distilled water. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over top. Sprinkle top of ice with powdered sugar. Garnish with a mint sprig. *Simple Syrup: Heat to dissolve sugar, stirring constantly so the sugar does not burn. Set aside to cool.
Bourbon Ball Julep
Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
½ DeKuyper® Amaretto Liqueur
½ DeKuyper® White Crème De Cocoa
¼ parts Dekuyper® Muddled Mint
Sugar and crushed pecans
Pour Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, DeKuyper® Amaretto Liqueur, DeKuyper® White Crème De Cocoa, Dekuyper® Muddled Mint over ice in shaker. Shake well and strain over ice. Sprinkle with sugar and crushed pecan.
Champagne Mint Julep
2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
2 parts sparkling white wine or Champagne
½ parts elderflower liqueur
Lemon twist and mint for garnish
Mix together Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, sparkling white wine, elderflower liqueur. Muddle with mint. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with lemon twist.