Mint Julep Cupcakes

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Derby days are here! Today marks the official start of the Kentucky Derby, or otherwise known as, “the fastest two minutes in sports.” Big hat in tow, I’m heading to Savannah to watch the race and I’m bringing these Mint Julep cupcakes with me. An ode to the traditional drink of the derby, these cupcakes taste just like the real thing.  I followed this simple recipe, but added some creme de menthe to emphasize that mint flavor. I also infused the frosting with some bourbon to give it that extra kick. What could be better than bourbon spiked cupcakes?  I used silver cupcake liners to represent the classic julep cup then garnished them with a mint sprig. If you are looking to entertain for the race, these are great for pleasing a crowd. Now all that’s left to do is pick out my race day dress!

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