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And the Legend Continues: The Kentucky Derby and the Casa Mint Julep Sorbet

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As you are screaming for your favorite horse running in the famed "Run for the Roses," you'll need something to ease and cool your parched throat and nothing fits that bill better than the famed Casa de Cuisine Mint Julep Sorbet. Two classics on this, the most famed day in horse racing.

In the case of this sorbet, due to the amount of whiskey and/or bourbon used, you won't have the scoopability of an ice cream or a sorbet, and this makes it even more yummy. It is simply a perfect treat whether watching the Kentucky Derby, enjoying a wonderful brunch or putting on a spectacular ending to a wonderful barbecue.

As you will notice, the ingredients are your basic ingredients for a mint julep (albeit the original mint juleps were made with spearmint). Just remember to only use fresh mint!

You can make your own sugar syrup by simply combining equal amounts sugar and water into a saucepan and cooking it over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the water is clear. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

Ingredients needed to make Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Sorbet (makes 4):

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar syrup, very cold
  • 1/2 cup bourbon, very cold
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. minced mint leaves

Steps:

  1. In a medium bowl combine and whisk all the ingredients.
  2. Pour the ingredients into an ice cream machine and churn 20 minutes.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a freeze-proof container and freeze at least 12 hours before serving.

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