Maker’s Mark’s Perfect Mint Julep For Derby Day
|The Perfect Mint Julep. (Courtesy Photo: Maker’s Mark)|
Maker’s Mark is one of Kentucky’s finest premium bourbons, handcrafted at the oldest operating bourbon distillery in the world. , eighth generation distiller and grandson of Maker’s Mark Founder Bill Samuels Sr., has happily offered up his family’s personal recipe for The Perfect Mint Julep so that you can share it with our readers.
For those who don’t have enough time to make juleps, Rob suggests trying Maker’s 46 – the first new bourbon from Maker’s Mark in 52 years. Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks, Maker’s 46 is finished with seared French oak staves and offers a bolder and more complex taste than the original Maker’s Mark. It has a rich, creamy caramel and vanilla flavor with a big, oaky finish.
The Perfect Mint Julep Serves 14 to 16
• 1 liter Maker’s Mark Bourbon
• Lots of fresh spearmint
• Distilled water
• Granulated sugar
• Powdered sugar
To prepare the mint extract, remove about 40 small mint leaves – wash and place in a small mixing bowl. Cover with three ounces of Maker’s Mark. Allow the leaves to soak for 15 minutes. Then, gather the leaves in a clean, soap-free piece of cotton cloth and vigorously wring the mint bundle over the bowl of whisky. Dip the bundle again and repeat the process several times. Then set aside.
|Maker’s Mark is one of Kentucky’s finest premium bourbons. (Courtesy Photo:|
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