How to Make a Redneck Mint Julep Cocktail [Infographic]

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Spring is in the air and the horses are on the track. It can only mean one thing; it’s time for the fastest two minutes in sports – The Kentucky Derby. No Derby would be complete without the official drink of the Kentucky Derby – The Mint Julep. Do a quick search and you’ll find hundreds if not thousands of recipes for Mint Julep’s. Here, we’ll give you two variations of the simplest Mint Julep recipes of them all – hands down.

There is but one bonafide mint julep…[it is] indigenous to the Bluegrass.”
~ Lawrence S. Thompson – Scholar and a Kentucky Gentleman

The Mint Julep in Prose, Circa 1889

Then comes the julep – the mint julep. Who has not tasted one has lived in vain. The honey of Hymettus brought no such solace to the soul; the nectar of the gods is tame beside it. It is the very dream of drinks, the vision of sweet quaffings. The Bourbon and the mint are lovers.
~ Judge Soule Smith (1848-1904)

Without further ado, here is not just one but two, two Mint Julep cocktails recipe’s in one. Click on the How to Make a Redneck Mint Julep infographic to see it full size.

 

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How to Make a Redneck Mint Julep – Single Mint

Step 1: Chew on a stick of Spearmint gum.
Step 2: Throw back a shot of your favorite bourbon.
Enjoy!

How to Make a Redneck Mint Julep – Double Mint

Step 1: Chew on a stick of Doublemint gum.
Step 2: Throw back a shot of your favorite bourbon.
Enjoy!

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