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Kentucky Derby Inspired Sips

Nicole Barylski

Knob Creek® Mint Julep. (Courtesy Photo)

The most exciting two minutes in sports is once again upon us.

Knob Creek® Mint Julep:

 • 1½ parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
 • 2 bunches Mint
 • 1 part Simple Syrup
 • 1 Splash Soda
 • Powdered Sugar, for garnish (optional)

Directions: Mix sprigs of mint with simple syrup and a splash of soda. Fill highball glass with fine crushed ice and pour in bourbon. Lift out and decorate with two mint leaves. Add powdered sugar over mint to add an optional frosted appearance.

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Thyme Julep. (Courtesy Photo)

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Thyme Julep: (Recipe by Frank Liotti of New York, NY)

 • 2 parts Basil Hayden's® Bourbon
 • 1 bar spoon Simple Syrup
 • 1 dash Angostura® Bitters
 • 6 Fresh Thyme Sprigs (one for garnish)

Directions: Muddle fresh thyme in a rocks glass. Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Fine strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a toasted thyme sprig.

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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