A Touch of Kentucky in the Big Apple.

It’s the drink synonymous with the annual Kentucky Derby, but if you can’t get that far, why not try request one in New York? Here’s what to ask for.

Ingredients

3 oz. Woodford Reserve

2 tablespoons mint syrup

1 sprig of mint

Method

Fill a glass or julep cup with broken or crushed ice. Add mint syrup and the bourbon and stir gently until the cup is frosted. Garnish with 1 sprig of mint.

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For the mint syrup, simply follow this recipe:

Ingredients

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

13 sprigs of mint

Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes; do not stir. Pour over the 13 sprigs of mint in a heatproof bowl, gently crushing the mint with the back of a spoon. Chill, covered, for 8 to 10 hours. Strain, discarding the mint.

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