The Kentucky Derby is Coming! How Will You Make Your Mint Juleps?

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The first Saturday in May is quickly approaching, which means the Kentucky Derby is just around the P1000646corner! If you’re not lucky enough to make it to Churchill Downs this year, you may be hosting a gathering at your home – or even at a bar or restaurant. To truly authenticate your event, you’ll definitely want to offer mint juleps!

A mint julep is traditionally made with four ingredients: mint leaves, bourbon, sugar, and water. However, many bartenders have their own unique variation of the drink, some including bitters or a particular brand of bourbon. 

If you’re looking for tips that will help you build an ideal mint julep recipe for your gathering or establishment, we invite you to take a look at some of the quick videos below from expert mixologists.


1. This is a great clip from the experts at If you’re interested in this recipe after watching, please follow this link for a full list of ingredients:

2. This clip from SB nation breaks down recipes for the classic Kentucky Derby Mint Julep, along with other bourbon-inspired drinks, the Whiskey Smash and the Old Fashioned

3. Thanks to the folks at The Savory for sharing this recipe! Get all the details at:

If you have a unique mint julep recipe that you’re willing to share, please do so in the comment section below! Cheers!