Cheer on California Chrome with a Mint Julep Recipe!

KentuckyDerby_notextBy Melissa Nielsen

The Kentucky Derby is today!  With Yuba City’s “California Chrome” as the anticipated winner, Melissa Nielsen thought a mint julep would be the perfect drink while you cheer him on!

As you probably know, Mint Juleps are the traditional Kentucky Derby drink of choice. Berkley Bar, located in the Pavilions Shopping Center, has put together a delicious Mint Julep recipe that fans can enjoy at home! If you are looking for a place to cheer on our local contender swing on by and enjoy a mint julep in their bar.  California Chrome races today, May 3rd from 1-5pm.

Mint Julep Recipe

Ingredients
6 fresh mint leaves
3 tsp powdered sugar
2oz bourbon
ice

Directions
1. Place 4 mint leaves in the bottom of a pre-chilled silver julep cup. Add the powdered sugar and a few drops of bourbon. Using a muddler, muddle the mixture well to dissolve the sugar and release the oil and aroma of the mint.
2. Add the remaining bourbon and fill cup with crushed or cubed ice.
3. Stir well and garnish with the remaining mint leaves.

Articles about California Chrome:
http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/20/6337965/derby-horse-takes-his-yuba-city.html
http://msn.foxsports.com/horse-racing/story/california-chrome-has-connections-dreaming-of-kentucky-derby-victory-041614

http://www.news10.net/story/sports/2014/05/01/yuba-city-california-chrome-kentucky-derby-favorite/8550805/

Berkley Bar Info
515 Pavilions Lane
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916-922-2870)
www.berkleybar.com
www.facebook.com/berkleybar
Sunday: 9am-12am
Monday- Thursday: 11am-12am
Friday: 11am-2am
Saturday: 9am-2am

Brunch: Sat 9am-12pm & Sun 9am-1pm
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
Late Night Happy Hour: Daily 9pm-11pm
Bar Menu is Available Daily After 3pm

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Yuba City’s own California Chrome going for Derby Gold!

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