April 15, 2021 – Mint Juleps have been around for a long time, and this Derby Day recipe from Woodford Reserve for the 2021 edition of the $1,000 Mint Julep Cup charity fundraiser revives one of the popular Mint Julep recipes from the late 1800’s.
2 ounces of Woodford Reserve Bourbon
1/2 ounce of cherry juice
1/2 of a vanilla bean pod cut into small segments
1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
Mint sprig, cherry, and vanilla bean pod for garnish
In a julep cup, add the cherry juice, vanilla bean pod segments, and powdered sugar, then muddle or mix together. Add crushed ice to fill 2/3 of the cup, then add 2 ounces of Woodford Reserve. Top off with crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig, cherry, and vanilla bean pod.