Kentucky Derby Day, let's get together.
It doesn't take much to get our group going.
But the Mint Juleps did help.
We planned, well really not...
Just said let's come together and watch the Kentucky Derby.
OK, I'll bring my mint julep cups. I made the simple syrup too.
Whiskey was from Kentucky of course.
Guys hats not so traditional. But aren't they great to play along.
Diane has a costume closet, no need to bring a hat.
We sang My old Kentucky Home. None of us are from there
but the words were on the TV. We were great!
See words on TV, now that is a hat!
Let the 136th running begin.
And afterwards more mint and whiskey anyone?
Oh did I forget to mention that Carol bought an accordion and is
teaching herself to play. We got Jingle Bells, very good!
and this was before even one Julep was mixed. Go Carol.
Mint Julep recipe
Simple syrup, bring to a boil one cup water, one cup sugar
once sugar melts add a few snip of mint.
Mix one tablespoon simple syrup with about two ounces of whiskey
I used Woodford Reserve, because hubby thinks it is the best and says that is what they use at the Kentucky Derby.
Pour over ice and serve, with a few fresh mint leaves.