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"For the Birds" Cocktail

To complete your Derby-watching experience, try this spin on the classic mint julep. Then drink it while you wear a ridiculously oversized hat.

It's For the Birds, created by mixologist Chris Wilkins at Proof on Main in Louisville, KY.

For The Birds

• 3 sprigs of mint
• 3/4 oz. simple syrup, divided
• 2 oz. bourbon
• 1/4 oz. over-proof rum
• 2 dashes mole bitters


Muddle mint with 1/4 oz. of the simple syrup. Add the bourbon, rum, bitters, the remaining simple syrup, and a scoop of ice. Stir it all together and serve in a glass. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Yum! Jockey Juice!

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