Nite Lite Lounge

In honor of  this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the Nite Lite Lounge is serving…

the classic Mint Julep made famous at Churchill Downs. From time to time, we’ll post recipes for special occasion cocktails. Stop in for a Nitecap at The Nite Lite Lounge. Click audio for cool lounge music

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

2 cups sugar / 2 cups water / Sprigs of fresh mint / Crushed ice / Early Times Kentucky Whisky

Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Early Times Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Cheers!  Fran~

Fran Lane


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