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.
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 chopped mint
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.