Mint Julep Recipe for the Kentucky Derby

Mint Julep

Mint Julep Recipe for the Kentucky Derby

A mint julep is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. A mint julep is a very common and enjoyable drink frequently made in the South. It is a very simple drink that only requires a few ingredients to make.

Kentucky Colonel and his wife dressed up and drinking mint juleps in celebration of Kentucky Derby Day.  Isolated on white.

The history of the mint julep is a bit cloudy and the exact origin of the drink is unknown. However, The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs in association with the Kentucky Derby since 1938.

Here is a common mint julep recipe for the Kentucky Derby.

  • 1 teaspoon Powdered sugar
  • 2 oz. Bourbon whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons Water
  • 4 Mint leaves

kentucky derbyTo make the drink, in a highball glass, gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Next, fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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