Clean enough mint sprigs to decorate each glass and you will need aobut 10-12 extra to “muddle in the syrup”.
Simple Syrup: A day or two ahead, combine 1 part water to 2 parts sugar. 5 lb. bag of sugar and half as much water. Boil for 5 minutes, pour into pitcher and refrigerate. When cool, crush extra mint leaves and stir into syrup or “muddle”. Strain or spoon out leaves before using.
1 part syrup to 2 1/2 parts Bourbon. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with mint. You can order official Derby Glasses from Churchill Downs to send home as party favors.
Take time to enjoy…4:00 PM the first Sat. in May. I will be ready…having a more than fantastic Spring…5 closings in May! I would have never guessed…thank you for all the referrals from former clients. I work for great people.