Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Julep with Tim Knittel

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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.

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.

• 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.