May 05, 2012 • 0 response

Break out of the gate and join in the fun of the fastest sporting event in history...The Kentucky Derby.  It takes place today in Louisville, KY. Someday I want to be there, in the stands, part of the excitement. Until then I will partake in some of the traditions so that I am full-on ready for my visit. I started out my quest in Derby Day fun by making Mint Juleps, showcasing my equestrian decor, and creating a ladylike hat...and of course reading up on all the horses, trainers and owners. I placed my bet.  I am looking forward to the race. Enjoy! xox lisA   I didn't have the Mint Julep glassware so I made my own by brushing on silver paint to mason jars.  This is how I made the drink: 1 c sugar 1c water 1c chopped mint ice 1 shot of bourbon 2 tsp lime juice sprig of mint Boil first 3 ingredients on stove until sugar is dissolved. Strain syrup and discard mint. Chill in fridge. Fill glass with ice...pour 1/4 c of mint syrup, shot of bourbon, lime juice and stir, top w garnish.

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