Hello divas! I hope that you have had a fabulous start to your week. I am still recovering from my holiday weekend myself. But the weather feels like summer at least for a couple of days so I am thoroughly enjoying it.
I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe it is April already. This means one of my favorite times of year is just around the corner – Kentucky Derby weekend. As a born and bred southern girl, there are few things I love more than the Kentucky Derby. I have yet to experience it myself but it is on my bucket list for sure. And when I think of the Kentucky Derby, I think of mint juleps.
So today I thought I would share a fun recipe for a skinny mint julep. It is still yummy, just with less sugar :).
One of the first things you think of when you think of the Kentucky Derby is drink of choice, mint juleps. This sweet concoction is easy to make and oh so yummy with a nice Kentucky bourbon (or without the bourbon if you choose to go non-alcoholic). The first thing you will do to make this drink is to make the syrup. Boil your water and sugar until the sugar is blended and the consistency is like a syrup. Pour over a handful of fresh mint leaves, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (I chose a mason jar for this).
If you are choosing the non-alcoholic route, you are done. Just pour over ice and garnish with more mint leaves. For those who wish to make it more traditional, you simply add a 1 oz. shot of your favorite Kentucky bourbon (I used a Evan Williams single barrel bourbon that I bought last weekend in Louisville) to your glass of ice, pour syrup and garnish with fresh mint leaves.Check out this easy #healthy #recipe that is perfect for #spring - my #skinny mint julepsClick To Tweet