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!
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
- 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.