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Mixologist Shares His Twist On A Classic Kentucky Derby Drink

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This morning, master mixologist, David Brogan, is making one of the classic Kentucky Derby drinks that fans can make and enjoy while they watch the race this weekend. David Brogan puts a twist on the classic drink recipe and shares the Maker’s 46 Blueberry Mint Julep on the Morning Extra.

Maker’s 46 Blueberry Mint Julep


2 1/2 ounces Maker’s 46 Bourbon
1 ounce mint simple syrup
1 ounce mint blueberry puree
crushed ice
fresh mint leaves

Combine bourbon, mint simple syrup and mint blueberry puree together and shake or stir well. Pour over crushed iced and serve with extra mint leaves.

How to make mint simple syrup:

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 bunch of mint leaves

Combine sugar, mint and water together in a small saucepan and heat over high heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook for another minute or so, then set aside to cool completely. Remove mint before using. You can do this ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

How to make blueberry mint puree:

2/3 cup fresh blueberries

2 tablespoons mint simple syrup

In a mini food processor or blender, combine blueberries and mint simple syrup until pureed.

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