Ginger Mint Julep

It's Kentucky Derby weekend!  Hope you all have your fancy hats and bourbon ready!  I'm typically not a huge bourbon fan but when paired with delicious flavors like ginger, mint and lime, it actually adds a nice complexity.  Enjoy this twist on a classic mint julep while cheering on your favorite horse or make it all summer long!

Ginger Mint Julep
Makes 2-3

24 ounces ginger beer
1/4 cup mint leaves plus extra for garnish
1 ounce bourbon per drink
1 lime

Directions: Finely chop or grind mint.  Pour ginger beer into metal pan.  Add in mint and stir.  Freeze for at least 3 to 6 hours.
Remove pan from freezer and break up ginger beer ice with a spoon and place 2-3 inch pieces in food processor.  Slowly at first, chop ice until almost uniform.  Spoon into serving glass.  Pour bourbon over the top.  Squeeze a wedge of lime on top. Garnish with slice of lime and mint leaves.

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