A Derby Day Classic: The Mint Julep | Toasting From Afar

Derby Day Party inspiration - a delicious classic: the mint julep! Plus more ideas like horse show menus, flower crown hats, and DIY bud vases!

How to make a mint julep! In copper tumblers instead of a julep cups. | boxwoodavenue.com [milou + olin photography]

I’m not a whiskey drinker – but there are some things that are just sacred. Such as: the Mint Julep.

Derby Day wouldn’t be the same without a mint julep in hand, so today for #ToastingFromAfar that’s just what we’ve got on the menu.

Fresh mint is the key ingredient of this cocktail – and I say, the more the bettah. We’ve got mint growing out our ears at our house, and I am always able to put it to good use with my affinity for mojitos. I guess it’s only fair to give the mint a chance to shine in another drink.

Use high quality bourbon and fresh mint, and you'll have a crowd pleasing cocktail to serve at your derby party. If you're throwing a fête of your own, I hope you'll enjoy my other derby day ideas!

 

The Classic Mint Julep

ingredients:

  • 2 oz. high quality bourbon
  • 1 t. (or more if you like it sweet) confectioner’s sugar
  • Lotsa mint
  • Crushed Ice
  • Club Soda (1-2 oz, to taste)

Muddle mint & sugar together. Top with crushed ice & bourbon. Finish with a splash of club soda. 

How to make a mint julep! In copper tumblers instead of a julep cups. | boxwoodavenue.com [milou + olin photography]
How to make a mint julep! In copper tumblers instead of a julep cups. | boxwoodavenue.com [milou + olin photography]

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