STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Are you hosting a Kentucky Derby party this year?
Chef Paul Rosenbluh of Firefly Bistro is South Pasadena stopped by KCAL9 Monday to share tips and recipes worthy of “The Triple Crown”!
Rosenbluh, a Louisville native, showed viewers how to make Four Roses bourbon-infused BBQ Pulled Pork and Derby Pie along with Mint Julep cocktails in honor of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby!
About the Mint Julep:
- The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.
- Early Times Kentucky Whisky has been privileged and honored to be a part of that tradition.
- The Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail has been “The Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby” for more than 18 years.
Black Berry Mint Julep recipe:
2 Driscoll’s Blackberries, split
4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, black berries and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.
Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon BBQ Sauce:
1/2 yellow onion-diced
1 Tbls. garlic-chopped
2 cups crushed tomato
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup molasses
1 cup water
2 tsp. dry mustard
1 Tbls. cumin
1 Tbls. coriander
2 tsp. dry oregano
1 tsp. celery seed
1 Tbls. salt
1 tsp. pepper
For more information, visit Firefly Bistro.