Our weekends are almost always filled with big floppy hats… and alcohol. So, this weekend is NO exception. In fact, it’s a more special reason to get wasted in said hats: the Kentucky Derby.
Kyle and my friendship actually began when
I slowly wore down his will to live by bugging him to take me he invited me to go riding with him. While he actually competes in competitions (complete with cute bows), I just trot around and feel totes stately. WHERE’S MY MONOCLE?!
This particular recipe comes from good friend and fellow horse enthusiast, Cameron. By ‘horse enthusiast,’ I mean he wears a lot of preppy clothes and introduced me to the website: ‘Sarah Jessica Parker Looks Like a Horse.‘ Enjoy!
makes 1 cocktail
- leaves from 4-5 fresh mint sprigs, plus one intact sprig for garnish
- 1 teaspoon Splenda or stevia sweetener
- 2 teaspoons water or club soda
- 2½ ounces Jack Daniels or Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey
In a highball glass, or if you’re real legit, a silver cup, muddle mint leaves, sweetener and water until well blended and a paste is almost formed. Fill glass with crushed ice then add bourbon to glass. Stir, and garnish with mint sprig.