Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby – another of my favorite days. I admit I am a bit of a horse fanatic. Just this a.m. I went over the racing form trying to decide which horse is going to win! (Yes, the winner is all up to me, didn’t you know that?)
Derby day is always fun. Beautiful Churchill Downs, crazy wonderful hats, gorgeous and strong horses and delicious drinks. One in particular The Mint Julep. This drink is on its own already simply good and you must be wondering why you would want to make it any other way then with smooth Kentucky Bourbon. This is my favorite way to make them and has been my go to for years. You will really love it if you are a beer fan.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Mint Julep
8-10 spearmint leaves
1 Tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute
Half cup of ice
1 bottle Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
In the bottom of a glass add the mint and sugar and muddle together. (Lightly crush the mint and sugar together.)
Add the ice and half the beer, cover and shake gently.
Remove the top glass and pour in the rest of the beer and the mixed mint and sugar beer together in the glass, taking care to strain out the ice.
Garnish with some additional mint if you desire.
Enjoy on the patio while you listen to your horse win the derby.
Next week – Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Mother’s Day.
Recipe by Heather Jurczyk, the sassy half of the duo that make up the cooking team of He Cooks She Cooks. They have a weakness for feel good, down to earth, amazingly tasty eats that almost always include the addition of beer.
From growing their own tomatoes to brewing their own beer, they like to cook from scratch as much as possible. They know what’s important. Love. Food. Beer. Visit He Cooks She Cooks for more recipes.