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