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Mint Julep Cocktails for the Kentucky Derby

May 6, 2023

Today is the 149th Kentucky Derby! Will you be watching?


It wouldn't be the Kentucky Derby without a Mint Julep in my hand. I love this bourbon and mint based cocktail but I only drink it on the day of the Kentucky Derby. It is always such a treat!


I wanted to share this so that you can make it for tonight's race. Will you be watching?


Mint Julep Cocktail

Ingredients:

8 mint leaves

1 tsp powdered sugar

1 tsp club soda

2 to 3 oz. Bourbon

Crushed ice

1 oz. Club soda

Fresh mint to garnish


  1. Muddle together 8 mint leaves, the powdered sugar and 1 tsp of club soda with a spoon in a rocks glass. Or if you are lucky enough to have a silver Mint Julep cup, use that!

  2. Fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice.

  3. Add the bourbon and top off with 1 ounce of club soda.

  4. Stir, garnish with more fresh mint and enjoy right away.


If you prefer a sweeter Mint Julep, muddle together 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar with 2 teaspoons of club soda.

Cheers to a wonderful weekend! And a fabulous Kentucky Derby!

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