Amazing mint julep recipe from Paula Deen for Kentucky Derby Day

Amazing mint julep recipe from Paula Deen for Kentucky Derby Day
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The Kentucky Derby — held every first Saturday of May — takes place on May 4, 2024, this year.

Many have called it the most exciting two minutes in sports.

It's the first leg of the American Triple Crown — followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes.

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"During Derby Week, Louisville is the capital of the world," John Steinbeck wrote years ago.

"The Kentucky Derby, whatever it is — a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion — is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced."

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Paula Deen
Chef Paula Deen is pictured all ready for the Kentucky Derby in May 2022.

It's also an event that millions of people watch every year — from their homes or their local watering holes — with many looking to sip a mint julep in honor of the event (or maybe just because).

Celebrity chef Paula Deen created her own thirst-quenching mint julep recipe — and graciously agreed to share it.

Deen told Fox News Digital, "If you can’t go to the Kentucky Derby, just bring the derby home to you."

"Put on your best hat," she added, "turn on your television and sit back with this fabulous mint julep — and you’ll think you are there!"

Paula Deen
Chef Paula Deen discussed her cookbook, "At The Southern Table with Paula Deen" at Build Studio on Sept. 22, 2017, in New York City.

Here is Paula Deen's recipe for mint julep in honor of Kentucky Derby Day.

Crushed ice

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 bunch mint

Bourbon

(Prep time: 3 minutes; cook time: 3 minutes; servings: 3)

mint julep
A racegoer holds a mint julep cocktail before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Saturday, May 4, 2019.

1. In a small saucepot, add sugar and water; stir.

2. Let simmer or until sugar dissolves.

3. Steep mint in the simple syrup.

4. Strain the mint from the syrup. Let cool.

5. Fill a julep glass with crushed ice.

6. Pour a few tablespoons of the mint simple syrup over the ice, then fill the glass with bourbon.

7. Garnish with mint.

Enjoy!

A mint julep cocktail at the Kentucky Derby
"If you can’t go to the Kentucky Derby, just bring the derby home to you."

For more information on Paula Deen's recipes, anyone can visit pauladeen.com.

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