Making the perfect Mint Julep: the official drink of the Kentucky Derby

The ingredients to create the perfect mint julep featuring Woodford Reserve’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Photo by Rachel Taylor

With the Kentucky Derby this weekend, it’s officially time to break out your fanciest hat and sip on a mint julep.

Woodford Reserve master distiller Chris Morris gave The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Bo Emerson a step-by-step how-to for making this official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

Morris’ Mint Julep hints at flavors that highlight the derby’s British origins. The recipe includes Earl Grey bitters, Woodford Reserve Mint Julep simple syrup and a garnish of dehydrated blue cornflowers.

Woodford Reserve’s Mint Julep served in the company’s $1,000 silver Noble Cup. Photo by Rachel Taylor

Watch the video and learn how to make classic cocktail at home.

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