THE AVENUE DERBY DAYS
Although the Derby is postponed, it didn’t stop me from throwing on the cutest skirt and headband from The Avenue and making the tastiest Mint Julep!
When choosing a Spring look, I immediately wanted something with floral and bright colors! I love that this skirt can be paired with a plain white tee and sneakers during the day, or change to espadrilles and a puff-sleeved top at night.
A Little Bit About The Avenue…
The Avenue was founded by Lyndsey Zorich (one of the most stylish bloggers) and is a curated collection of LIVE, WEAR, and GIFT. I love that you can find the sweetest party outfit to a hostess gift all in the same shop! Here are a few of my favorite accessories, home and gift items.
MINT JULEP RECIPE
Last by not least..here is our favorite Mint Julep Recipe! Since it’s mostly bourbon, don’t skimp on a cheap brand! Here’s a great video to watch for making it!
Maker’s Mark Bourbon (We prefer this for a Mint Julep)
Fresh Mint Leaves
Garnish: Bitters (if you have it)
- Chill your cups so they are nice and frosty! (Tip: Hold the glass by the top or bottom when making it, so you don’t ruin the frost!)
- Put 8 fresh leaves and 1/4 oz simple syrup in the bottom of your cup and muddle. Be careful not to pulverize the mint leaves.
- Pour in 2 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon and stir with ice crushed ice
- Finally make an ice dome on top and garnish with a mint leaf and bitters!