One Mint JulepMADE BY ANA GASTEYER
You can bet on our indie version of the classic Kentucky Derby cocktail.
We worked with our friend, Ana Gasteyer (of SNL fame), to create a winning cocktail for her swanky take on the 50's song, One Mint Julep.
The secret? Add maple syrup and use a spicy rye whiskey, rather than the usual bourbon.
Try One Mint Julep for yourself. And bottoms up!
OUR MAPLE MINT JULEP RECIPE
FOR THE MINT SYRUP
1. Combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. 2. Take the pan off the heat, cool for 5 minutes. 3. Add 3-4 mint sprigs and steep for 15 minutes. 4. Strain into a clean jar and cover. Can be refrigerated for up to one week.
FOR THE COCKTAIL
1. In a chilled high ball (or julep cup!) filled with crushed ice, combine 2 oz of rye, .25 oz of maple syrup and .25 oz of mint syrup. 2. Stir to combine. 3. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves and a few candied orange peels.