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Watching The Kentucky Derby? Make A Mint Julep!

Fri, May 6, 2011 6:54pm EDT by 1 Comment

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and we’re celebrating with a delicious mint julep recipe!

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and we can’t wait to see all of the festivities and hats surrounding the famous horse race. Whether you are watching the races from the track, at home, or at your local bar, chances are mint juleps will be involved. Enjoy these scrumptious mint julep drink recipes by The Village Pourhouse and Jim Beam. Even if you lose any bets you may place, at least you’ll have a refreshing beverage!

Pourhouse Mint Julep

Mint Sprigs
2.5oz Makers Mark
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water


Mix together

Jim Beam Mint Julep

1 part Jim Beam® Bourbon
splash water
pinch granulated sugar
finely crushed ice
fresh mint

In a collins glass, dissolve the sugar in a splash of water. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add Jim Beam® Bourbon. Stir contents until the glass becomes frosty, adding more ice if necessary. (Don’t hold the glass in your hand while stirring.) Garnish the glass with sprigs of mint.


Drink Responsibly! And please ignore this if you are younger than 21.

–Joann Vaglica