Talking Derby on The Couch

Today was a very special day at LMP!

The morning started off with a segment on The Couch talking about Kentucky Derby parties. Um…excuse me? ON TV? I haven’t come down yet…still can’t believe that actually happened!
I arrived at the CBS Studio this morning at 6:30am. I was taken to the green room to change out of my overalls and into my Derby Dress. Had to try on my hat first things first…

This insanely awesome hat was made by hat makers David Steele in New York. I went in for a meeting last week to give feedback on the design, color and fabric. Couldn’t have loved the turn out more if I tried.

Then it was off to hair and make up to get touched up…the CBS team made me look fresh and fabulous to go on air within minutes.


I was interviewed by Carolina Bermudez and John Elliott. We laughed, danced and drank our way through the 3 minutes that I was on air. I talked about what to serve including snacks using popcorn boxes dressed up with gold glitter stickers as well as how to make a mint julep with Four Roses Bourbon Single Barrel using mint julep cups to serve. They were delicious so I feel it’s only fair that I share this recipe with you!

This recipe is for 1 person – multiply the measurements accordingly and you can make a pitcher so you can fill a few cups at a time.

LMP’s Mint Julep with Four Roses Bourbon
You’ll need:
2 bunch of mint
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
Crushed ice
Make your mint infused simple syrup. Combine sugar and water and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and add 1.5 bunches of mint (don’t be shy – the more the merrier). Let the syrup sit cool for 2 hours. Put through a strainer and reserve the liquid.

For one cup – combine:
3/4 oz mint infused simple syrup
3 oz Bourbon
Fill the glass or pitcher with crushed ice
Garnish with mint
Stick a stripe-y straw in the cup, add a lime to the cup and voila! Enjoy.

I had a FABULOUS time doing this taping and loved every minute on camera.
The show is on a local NYC CBS channel so it was only available in our hood BUT do not fret. The segment is online so you can still watch. See video above if you haven’t already.
And happy Derby watching this weekend, y’all! May the best horse win.