Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mint Julep Ketchup?

Michele and Mel  have given us their latest Ketchup With Us Prompt, and this one was just made for a Betty!

Ketchup With Us

Ketchup With Us Prompt #12 In 57 words or less, tell us about the best drink you ever had. Recipes and pictures are encouraged.

Cheerful chapeaux perfectly perched atop every head.
Boxes fill quickly as bets are cast.
Muddle mint into Mother's Milk: Maker's Mark.
The mint sprigs fell into our cups!
Sweet simple syrup,
Sprig of mint garnish.
A julep in every hand?
Crush together before the big screen.
"And they're off!"
The most exciting two minutes in sports.
I look forward to mint juleps all year.


1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
Fresh mint
2 tablespoons simple syrup* muddled with mint
Splash of distilled water
Powdered sugar
Mix together simple syrup* muddled with mint, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and distilled water. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over top. Sprinkle top of ice with powdered sugar. Garnish with a mint sprig.
*Simple syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup distilled water
Heat to dissolve sugar, stirring constantly so the sugar does not burn. Set aside to cool.

**Recipe from

Someone got enthusiastic
with the signature red wax!


  1. Fantastic! Perfect pair for the races, or anytime! Yum

    1. Derby Day is a sacred day in my home. A new hat, and a mint julep. What could be better? Some day we'll have to sip them together.
      Thanks, Keri!

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    1. Thanks! I thought so, and I was brought up right!

  3. I cant wait to try this! yummy!

    1. Scary good! Come down for Derby Day and have one with us!

  4. I've never had one of these. Sounds delicous. Will have to try. And your writing was great. Iloved your 57 words.

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. You definitely need to have one. They are fabulous! Thanks for the fun prompt!

    2. First, Tic Tacs and now Mint Juleps? Mel, are you living on the moon?!!?

      Great job, Amy. You made me thirsty. Thanks for linking up!

    3. Thanks for hosting and always encouraging me so I could!

  5. Could make for an interesting hangover the next morning. But at least the mint should give you fresh breath...

    1. Too many juleps will absolutely leave their mark, but the minty fresh breath is nice! Thanks for dropping by, Carrie!

  6. I was raised in the south and have never had a mint julep. With this recipe, I need to remedy that shortcoming.

    1. Rememdy that one straightaway, Tara!
      Thanks for dropping by to read, and taking the time to comment.

  7. Now I'm thirsty and missing spring even more...

    1. You and I both, my friend. Thanks for visiting, it is always a pleasure.

  8. Every Derby day I tell myself "next year we're getting stuff for mint juleps"... and then, see, I don't, because the NEXT DERBY DAY I'm saying- well, you get it.

    I'm thinking I need to give this a whirl sooner!