Posts Tagged ‘mint’

Written on March 10, 2021.

Just as fall marks the return of the pumpkin spice latte and winter the arrival of peppermint hot cocoa, every spring can be counted on to mark the homecoming of the Shamrock Shake–a creamy, green milkshake that has fascinated consumers ever since it hit select menus in 1970.

St. Patrick’s Day may be the third most popular drinking day in America, but green beer isn’t the only thing on the menu. An invention the famous global burger chain McDonald’s, the Shamrock Shake has become a coveted St. Patrick’s Day tradition. Ahead of the coming holiday, we’re exploring the origins and persisting success of this sweet treat.


Written on May 6, 2020.

Yes, the Kentucky Derby has been postponed for now, but luckily, some of its festive traditions can continue. Even though it’ll be a little while before you can don a floppy hat and sip on a Mint Julep at the racetrack, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying one on your back porch!

Here’s a little cocktail history to pair with your cold drink.

Written on January 15, 2020.

There are a variety of reasons why detox drinks have become so popular in recent years. Yes, celebrity endorsements from the likes of the Jenner/Kardashians have definitely contributed, but we also have to credit the appeal of the numerous health benefits provided by detox beverages.

Written on May 4, 2019.

Brief History: First introduced by Kentucky’s own senator Henry Clay at the Round Robin Bar in the Willard Hotel, the mint julep has been a southern, summertime favorite since the late 1700s. The drink was originally prescribed and appears in literature as early as 1784 for “sickness at the stomach, with frequent retching, and, at times, the difficulty of swallowing.”