- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- Sprigs of fresh mint
- Crushed ice
- Old Forester Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Step 1: Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for 5 minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight.
Step 2: Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup, and two ounces of Old Forester Kentucky Whiskey.
Step 3: Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Whether at the track or celebrating at home, please enjoy the Authentic Kentucky Derby Mint Julep.