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Basil Hayden’s Jockey’s Julep Is A Safe Bet This Kentucky Derby

Nicole Barylski

Basil Hayden put a crisp twist on the tradition Mint Julep, a Kentucky Derby must-have. (Photo: facebook.com/KentuckyDerby)

Basil Hayden's Jockey's Julep. (Courtesy Photo)

While picking the winner of the Kentucky Derby is all luck, we know which jockey Bourbon fans should take a chance on. Mixologist Rob Floyd created this winning cocktail to enjoy while watching "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" at Churchill Downs.

Basil Hayden's Jockey's Julep:

 • 2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
 • 8 to 10 Mint Leaves
 • 8 Blueberries
 • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
 • 3/4 parts Simple Syrup

Directions: Muddle mint leaves and blueberries in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Fine strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice. Garnish with blueberries and a sprig of mint.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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