The Brock Talk

Friday, April 24, 2009

Coming Up... Derby Party Talk

In the days ahead, we will be hearing from a former Louisville resident and regular Derby attendee who is now a Kentucky Derby hostess near Seattle. We'll have menu item ideas and more....


Anonymous said...

The Kentucky Derby without Mint Juleps is like going to a baseball game and not having a hot dog.

Suzanne Sheridan said...

Here's my recipe. First, actual Derby glasses are a big plus. Pre-chilled. Second, don't skimp on the bourbon. I use Woodford Reserve but Jim Beam is okay.
1. Crushed Ice (Sonic Ice by the bag is great.)
2. Sprigs of mint
3. 1-1/2 tsp. Simple Syrup (Recipe Below)
4. Bourbon to at least 3/4 full. (To top is traditional but those are really strong.)
To begin take a sprig of mint and rub the interior walls of Glass . Be careful not to mince or crush leaves. Its the fragrant taste we are seeking. Pack glasses or tumblers with crushed ice & put in about 1 1/2 teaspoon of simple syrup. Fill glass with Bourbon. Stir until a frost appears and add topleaf sprigs of mint about 3 inches long. Enjoy!
But not too much...they are dangerous. Just ask the Austrialian couple that sat with us at the Breeders Cup.
Brew equal parts of sugar and water to the consistency of honey.

Anonymous said...

Great recipe! I'll definitely give it a try. I look forward to the coming ideas for our derby party

Jane Murray said...

I can taste those juleps now!!

Kim LeVier said...

Mint Juleps are a definite requirement-its the first thing people think of when they think of the Derby! After attending 8 Derby's I serve Mint Juleps to my guests in Derby glasses I've collected over the years...its fun to see the artwork on each Derby glass and look at all of the winners!