The Woodford Reserve 2015 Mint Julep Cups. Image courtesy Woodford Reserve.April 15, 2015 – Each year, Woodford Reserve creates a $1,000 Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby to raise money for equestrian-related charities. The 2015 edition features a new recipe created by noted New York bartender Pamela Wiznitzer of The Dead Rabbit, and Woodford Reserve is sharing it with us…

2 ounces of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon
.75 ounce Coconut Palm Sugar Syrup
6-8 chocolate mint sprigs
Candied orange and lemon slices for garnish
Powdered sugar

Combine ingredients and shake with the mint. In the Julep glass, place 3 sprigs of the mint at the bottom and top with crushed ice. Strain over crushed ice into the julep glass and insert a metal spoon straw. Top with a mint sprig, candied orange/lemon slices, and powdered sugar.