In honor of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby we decided to add a twist to the classic Mint Julep. We started with five fresh mint leaves, 1 ounce of simple syrup, and 2.5 ounces of Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. We added a teaspoon of rose water and poured over crushed ice. Finally we topped it off with some seltzer water.
The inspiration for this twist came from another traditional element of the Kentucky Derby; the official flower. The Rose has been the race’s official flower for a long time, and we felt it had a place in this updated classic.