The Kentucky Derby Mint Julep :: Louisville Photographer

One of the most recognized drinks in the south, The Kentucky Derby Mint Julep. It's the perfect tradition to go along with horses, big hats, and the the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. Here is a vintage recipe for the iconic cocktail:

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

1 glass of Bourbon

4 springs fresh mint

1/2 tbsp. powdered sugar

In a julep cup, crush the mint leaves and sugar lightly together, add bourbon and fill glass with cracked ice; stir gently until cup is frosted. Decorate on top with 3 springs of mint    [source: How to Mix Drinks by Bill Edwards, published 1936]

For my brides out there, don't forget to register at Dolfinger's or The Dover House for sterling sliver julep cups. They are the perfect addition to your barware collection, a must have for Derby day celebrations, and yet beautifully classic to have on display all year round.

Cheers and happy Derby day!

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