Hold on to your large fancy hats – the Kentucky Derby® is arising in a couple of weeks, so we’ve partnered with 14 Hands Wine (a.ok.a. the popular wine of the Kentucky Derby) to carry you a recent spring cocktail. What is it? A twist on a conventional mint julep – it’s minty, it’s tangy, and it’s sparkly!
The basic mint julep is made with mint, bourbon, easy syrup and crushed ice. Instead of the straightforward syrup, I took the freedom of including lime juice and glowing wine as a substitute. I feel bubbles make every little thing higher and 14 Hands Brut, with its apple and citrus flavors, is the proper addition.
I hope you give this one a do this weekend or whilst you’re having fun with the Derby on Saturday, May sixth!
Also – tune in to Facebook Live on April 27th at 2pm (central). I’ll be making Derby drinks a (together with a scrumptious and refreshing rosé cocktail that’s pictured above!), together with some fairly occasion bites.
Sparkling Mint Juleps
- 5 mint leaves + a sprig of mint for garnish
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon bourbon
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon lime juice, plus lime slices for garnish
- 2½ teaspoons maple syrup
- handful of ice
- ¼ cup 14 Hands Brut
- In a jar, mix the mint, bourbon, lime juice, maple syrup and stir. Pour into an eight ounce julep glass stuffed with ice and high it off with the glowing wine. Garnish with extra lime slices and mint leaves.
Special because of 14 Hands Winery for partnering on this put up!
If you make this, allow us to see! Tag your photograph with #loveandlemons on Instagram.