Tag: Kentucky Derby

The Run for the Roses

Last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Derby was postponed until September 5. This year the 147th running of the Derby is back to its usual start, the first Saturday in May. It is the first jewel in the Triple Crown of horse racing. It is dubbed “The Run for the Roses”, stemming …

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Stingers: Training for the Mint Julep

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

The Cocktail Moment: The Stinger

Rachel teaches viewers how to make a Stinger as a means for acquiring a taste for a real Mint Julep. [..]


   2 1/4 oz. Cognac or Brandy

   3/4 oz. ounce creme de menthe (get a good brand — and get the clear one, not the green one).

That’s it.

And then you have to shake the living daylights out of it. The key is to make it absolutely frigid. That’s why you shake it with ice and then you pour it over ice.