Aromatic and refreshing but with that sly bourbon kick, The Mint Julep is the quintessential Southern cocktail, perfect for hot afternoons and humid nights. Though synonymous with The Kentucky Derby, held each May at Louisville's Churchill Downs horse racing complex, it doesn’t have to be Derby Day to enjoy one. Remember, authenticity matters, and the key to making a Mint Julep worthy of the Triple Crown is using real Kentucky bourbon and serving it in its traditional silver tin cup.
Mint Julep Recipe
Hot Remix For a thrilling twist, try the Gin Mint Julep variation. As old a variant as the original recipe, replacing bourbon with gin heightens the aromatics and delivers a crisper experience.