GSN Alert: Kentucky Derby Cocktails 2015 Edition

indexLooking for some interesting beverages to enjoy during the big race?  Here are a few to choose from.  If you make all three, you will have a triple crown.

Mumm Mint Julep
2 oz. Mumm Cordon Rouge
1.5 oz. Absolut Citron Vodka
1 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice
0.5 oz Simple syrup
1 pinch Fresh mint

Pour all ingredients, except Mumm Cordon Rouge, into a mixing glass. Add ice, cover and shake vigorously for 7-8 seconds. Pour Mumm Cordon Rouge into a chilled cocktail-martini glass and pour the cocktail over it.

Dead Heat by Spencer Elliott (Bounce Sporting Club)
1 oz. Jack Daniel’s Fire
5 oz. Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
1 oz. Fresh Orange Juice

Add Jack Daniel’s Fire and orange jucie to a mixing glass with ice.  Shake well, then strain into a Collins glass, top with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige.

The Mile High Julep by Shawn Chen (RedFarm’s Decoy)
1-3/4 oz Tincup American Whiskey
1/2 oz Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
1/2 oz Ginger Syrup
1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
6 to 8 Mint Leaves

Combine all ingredients in a Julep tin, including hand-clapped mint.  Add crushed ice and churn until mixed thoroughly and the outside of the tin has frosted. Garnish with a large mint sprig and some sugar sprinkled over the mint and the ice.

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