Woodford Reserve $1,000 Derby® Mint Julep Cup Recipe

Diane Crump Blackberry Mint Julep

It’s been 50 years since Jockey Diane Crump became the first female to ride in The Kentucky Derby® -- and this year’s Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program celebrates that milestone.  Crump rode Fathom in the 1970 Derby and, although the thoroughbred finished 15th, Crump rode into history. 

Ingredients
  • 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 1 barspoon Blackberry Preserves
  • 1 barspoon Simple Syrup
  • Mint Bitter
  • Fresh blackberries and Mint Sprigs, go garnish 
  • Crushed Ice
Preparation

At the bottom of the julep cup mix 1 bar spoon of blackberry preserves and 1 bar spoon of simple syrup. Add 2 - 4 dashes of mint bitters. Fill two-thirds of cup with crushed ice. Add sipping straw and Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Top off cup with more crushed ice (packed in). Top with fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint to garnish. Put the mint near the straw, so the smell enhances each sip. Enjoy!

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