Kentucky Derby – Upgrade your Run of the Roses Cocktail Game with our Royal Thai Spice Julep!
The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports are happening on May 1st this year and are always a celebration for races aficionados and horses lovers from all around the country and the world.
Hosting a Kentucky derby themed garden party? Upgrade your traditional mint julep game and impress your guests with our take on the Run of the Roses famous cocktail. Created by our Director of Nightlife Aidan Demarest, our Royal Thai Spice Julep is an enchanting mix of western and eastern influences. Blending the hints of dried apricot, ripe pear and a sweet roasted grain of the Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with the rich and earthy flavors of the Thai spice mix and the delicate citrusy notes of the kaffir lime, this fresh and colorful drink is an ode to spring and will make you travel from Kentucky to Thailand in a sip. The perfect cocktail to enjoy while betting on your favorite horse!
1 oz Kaffir Lime Juice
2 Basil Leaves
10 Mint Leaves
½ teaspoon Thai Spice
1 Teaspoon Confectioners’ Sugar
Shake furiously over ice in a cocktail shaker and strain over crushed ice in Julep Cup. Top with whole chilis and fresh Mint or Basil and Lime
Bartender Tip: Standard ice cubes can be pounded in a cloth bag with a hammer or use crushed ice machine
How to make your own Thai Spice blend: dash each-whole or ground for 20 seconds in a coffee/spice grinder lemon powder, sea salt, chili powder, ground ginger, mustard seed, clove.
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