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Recipe: Classic Mint Julep

If you have been following me for a while, then you know that I love the Kentucky Derby.  It’s something about getting dressed up, attending Derby parties, wearing my fascinator, and drinking classic mint juleps for the greatest two minutes in sports.

****Drink responsibly. Legal drinking age only. Don’t share with anyone underage. ******

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I love everything about the Kentucky Derby.  And although it’s been postponed until September of this year, I am celebrating the Kentucky Derby at home, indoors with my classic mint julep.  

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Now, I am not one to reinvent the wheel.  So when creating my recipe, I had help from my friends at Woodford Reserve This recipe is simple and perfect for any Kentucky Derby party that you may host.  Simple and sophisticated — just the way we like it at Eating with Erica

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Cheers, friends! 

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Recipe: Classic Mint Julep 
2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon
1/2 ounce simple syrup 
(3) fresh mint leaves 
Crushed ice
Directions 
Take mint leaves, and rub them inside the glass.
To that same glass, add simple syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice.
Stir.  Garnish with more ice and fresh mint.  Enjoy!  

Erica Key

Erica Key is the editor-in-chief and founder of Eating with Erica. She founded Eating with Erica in 2013 due to her love for the Atlanta food scene. Erica is an award-winning Atlanta-based blogger with a passion for all things dining, entertaining, and food.

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