Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Julep – LEXINGTON Ronald McDonald House Campaign supporting #TEAMKENTUCKY #runforthehouses

Hey Team Kentucky! Check out our video supporting of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Kentucky.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides incredible support to keep families with sick children together & near the care and resources they need.

To show your support for this great charity:

  • post your own videos/photos celebrating the Kentucky Derby from home using the hashtag #runforthehouses between Friday, May 1st 5:00 pm – Saturday, May 2nd 5:00 pm (EST.) And tag @RMHCLexington
  • or donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass in Lexington at: www.kygives.org/organizations/rmhclexington

We’re all in this together! #TeamKentucky #TogetherKY

We’re uploading our video a little early just to Youtube and our website so people can get some ingredients in time for the Virtual Kentucky Derby on May 2nd, 2020.

https://youtu.be/9C_OXwpHcz0

Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Julep
Briefly shake:
• lower leaves from a mint spring (use a gentle mint like KY Colonel or spearmint, not peppermint)
• hard ice
• 3/4 oz simple syrup
• 1 oz heavy cream
• 1 t grated dark chocolate

Add and re-shake:
• 2 oz rye whiskey or high-rye Bourbon (we used Lexington favorite James E Pepper 1776 Rye whiskey)
Double strain using a Hawthorne plus fine mesh strainer into a cocktail stirring or other large glass.

Add:
• 1 t grated dark chocolate
Stir and while continuing to stir, pour into Collins or other tall glass filled with crushed ice. Slap mint spring and insert, add straw and serve!

Tip: freeze the chocolate to make grating easier and to make the chocolate gratings stay solid in the drink.