The Kentucky Derby is once again upon us. Time to don your crazy floppy hats, and work on your best southern aristocrat accent…because seriously y’all, this is the only time that kind of behavior is socially acceptable. If you are like me, you won’t be attending the race in person, but that’s okay, because you can still enjoy all the unique Kentucky Derby fanfare in your own home, by throwing the best watch party ever.
Let’s be honest, it’s not officially the Kentucky Derby, until everyone at your party has a Mint Julep in their hands. This drink is the quintessential accoutrement to any proper Derby watch party. But how can you make your party different and unique from everyone else? Instead of Bourbon in your Julep, try Tequila!
The Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Using
Hornitos Triple Aged Crown Tequila
· 2 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel
· 4-6 fresh mint leaves
· 1 tsp. sugar
· Splash of sour mix
Preparation: Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of Hornitos Black Barrel into a mixing glass. Gently muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the muddled leaves to release their flavor. Include the remainder of the Black Barrel and a splash of sour mix into the mixing glass and shake. Strain and pour into a julep cup or rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.
I can tell you from first hand experience, this drink is delicious and refreshing! It definitely is the perfect drink for your Kentucky Derby watch party.