Classic Mint Julep Recipe to Serve at Your Kentucky Derby Party
A few years back we turned on the Today Show to see the smiling face of Al Roker standing at Churchill Downs learning how to make a classic mint julep from Fred Noe, a seventh-generation distiller for Jim Beam. We think this might still be the best Mint Julep Recipe out there and we must admit, since then, we have spent many, many hours testing lots of other recipes. 🙂
.Here is the Mint Julep Recipe as seen on the Today Show:
- 1 part simple syrup
- 2 parts Bourbon
- Add crushed ice
- The most important part is the mint – first spank the mint and then add it to the mint julep cups
- Top your mint julep off with more crushed ice
- Hint (not on the video): An extra-nice touch is to trim straws so they just slightly stick out of the cup. Hence, when guests sip from the short straws, their noses will be close to the refreshing mint garnish.
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Football Party Food & Drink Ideas >> Football Party Pick Candles | Football Player Cake Decorations | Football Pizza | Football Cake Pan | Deviled Eggs | Football Party Picks | NFL Sippy Cups | Pigs in a Blanket Maker | Playful Football Wedding Couple Cake Topper | Chocolate Covered Football Strawberries | Citrus Green Stripes Paper Straws | Helmet Cake Pan
From football theme cupcake picks to helmet and football shaped cake pans and decoration kits there are plenty of goodies to make your cookies, candies, and cakes and to serve them all in festive football style! We also love the NFL team sippy cups for your little one. And what football fanatic wouldn't want a playful football wedding couple cake topper 🙂
A football viewing party is the perfect time to go retro with your menu. Serve homemade pigs in a blanket and football style deviled eggs – the key to great deviled eggs is adding Dijon mustard. Arrange the pepperonis on your pizza in the shape of a football. Also anything served in a football theme container doubles as both food and decor for your party. Continue Reading →
What is better than attending the perfect Valentine's Day Party? How about being the effortlessly adorable host everyone is envious of!
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Polka dots, Polka dots everywhere! Polka dots are definitely in style! From polka dot invitations to retro polka dot straws to polka dot party decorations to polka dot apparel. Use dots as the main theme for your next celebration or just incorporate a few here and there for a stylish pop of color and party pizazz. We like polka dots for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, Bat Mitzvah and Sweet Sixteen/ Quinceanera celebrations, ladies night out gatherings, and even retirement parties since they add a splash of youthfulness sometimes needed as co-workers enter a new phase of life.
Every time we look at this page all we think is so, so cute!!!!!
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Memorial Day is just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to order a few extras to add a festive touch to your party and you don't need to spend a fortune to do so. We love the little mason jar sippers with red and blue striped straws. Glass bowls filled with red, white and blue jelly belly and m & m candies are fun, easy and inexpensive. Good looking paper plates and napkins are always essential. Throw a few small vases filled with swirl pops and patriotic pretzels around the room intermixed with this simple fresh flower arrangement (ok – we admit, no matter how great our decor, it never seems quite complete unless we have at least one vase of fresh flowers). Patriotic cupcake kits make yummy cupcakes taste even better. How fun would it be to send your guests home with individual bottles of “Hot & Proud” hot sauce which also add a bit of sass to your table settings. And finally, red and blue ribbons remind us of the meaning of Memorial Day.