Putting my twist on a Classic-Mint Julep

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There is something about the Kentucky Derby that I find alluring. I think it’s the combination of the beautiful hats worn by the ladies, the southern hospitality and of course the signature drink the Mint Julep. I wanted to recreate this southern classic using some of the flavor combinations I enjoy. Try it out and let me know what you think.

My Mint Julep-With a Twist.

Ingredients

1 ounce of bourbon (I like to soak a couple mint leaves in the bourbon before adding to cocktail)

1 ounce of honey dew puree (cut up about ½ cup of fresh honey dew and puree with a hand held mixer or food processor)

1 ounce of Mint simple syrup

-Bring to boil 1 ½ cups of water with 1 tablespoon of sugar, and several mint leaves. Reduce to simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let the mixture steep for 20 minutes or until it has completely cooled off.

-1/2 cup of ice

Directions

-Add all the ingredients together and garnish with fresh mint leaves—serve and enjoy.

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