Watch us race to make the best Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby

4:13 | Extra Mustard
Mustard Minute: A race to make the best Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby
Thursday May 5th, 2016

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After you place your bets and put on your hat, there’s only one thing left to do to get ready for the Kentucky Derby: make a mint julep. 

If you’re not sure how to put together the Derby’s signature cocktail, don’t worry, we have you covered. 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 8–10 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • crushed ice
  • 1–2 oz. bourbon

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To see how to put it all together, check out the video above, in which guest bartender Marcia Herold shows us how it goes. 

For a little extra fun, we had the Extra Mustard gang race to see who could make the best mint julep. Be sure to watch to see Rohan make a fool of himself. 

Have fun watching the race!

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