May 1, 2015

Mint Juleps {For a Crowd}

On the Menu Today~
Mint Juleps {For a Crowd}

May 2, 2015
Celebrates the 141st Kentucky Derby
At Churchill Downs~

Make a big Pitcher of Mint Juleps,
Put on a fancy Derby Hat and
Watch the Kentucky Derby~

Here are a few of my favorite Derby Hats from~ Lady Diane Hats

Mint Juleps For a Crowd

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 16 fresh mint springs, finely chopped
  • 2 quarts Bourbon
  • shaved ice
  • 20 fresh mint sprigs for garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine first four ingredients in a large glass container.
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Cover and let stand 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Strain mixture into a 3-quart pitcher, discarding mint.
  5. Fill each glass with shaved ice, fill with bourbon mixture.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint springs.
Mint Julep Mint, Cocktail

More Derby posts from t2t:
Kentucky Derby and a Mint Julep
and Derby Pie

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