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This year, make your sip of choice for the famed Kentucky Derby race an easy one with Diplomático Rum and their Venezuelan Julep.

Ingredients:
2.5 oz Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
0.3 oz simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
12 mint leaves
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Crushed ice

Directions:
Muddle mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, rum and simple syrup. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a Julep tin glass. Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Diplomático Rum