This weekend is the Kentucky Derby. This horse race is known as the 2 most exciting minutes in sports. To be fair, we are not really into horse racing here, but we do enjoy some southern cooking.
Mint Juleps are the drink of choice for the Derby. We thought to lighten it up a bit and bring some spring flavors in by making a Blueberry Mint Julep. So if you are watching the race or just enjoying the spring weather, make a batch of these cocktails. Cheers!
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries
6 ounces bourbon
Over medium heat, whisk sugar and water together in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves.
Add blueberries. Cook for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for about an hour. - this can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Assembling the drinks
Fill four glasses with crushed ice.
Add 1.5 ounces of bourbon and 2 ounces blueberry syrup to each glass.
Garnish with mint sprigs and fresh blueberries.