Lord Honey, if it's Kentucky Derby time, y'all can bet folks are tossin' back mint juleps. Well I just couldn't resist addin' a li'l somethin' to elevate this traditional Derby drink. And of course, the natural choice to pair with mint is chocolate. I think y'all will agree that my "Chocolate-Mint Julep" gives this simple bourbon cocktail the perfect touch, with a li'l taste of sweet chocolatey goodness.
Jason Smith, FNS
Makes 1 drink--adjust recipe accordingly for number of servings desired
4-5 fresh mint leaves
1-TBSP brown sugar
2-oz crème de cacao
Fresh mint leaves
· In the bottom of a mint julep cup or 8-oz glass, place the mint leaves and brown sugar and muddle them for a few seconds, just until mint is broken up.
· Fill cup with ice and pour in the bourbon and crème de cacao, stir to combine, garnish with mint leaves.