May 4, 2018
In honor of the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, I spoke with ELIZABETH MCCALL, the newly named ASSISTANT MASTER DISTILLER at the "Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby" - WOODFORD RESERVE. We spoke about her trajectory from psychology student to sensory scientist and Master Taster, to one of the youngest female distillers in the country.
This week's cocktail is, of course, the Mint Julep, made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.
2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
½ oz Simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
3 Fresh mint leaves
Rub the fresh mint inside the glass to express the oils. In the same glass, add simple syrup, bourbon, and half a glass of crushed ice. Stir well. Add more ice and garnish with the rest of the mint.