Posts Tagged ‘Mint Julep’

Written on April 28, 2021.

There’s more to the Kentucky Derby than horse racing and floppy hats—it’s Mint Julep season! As you begin preparations for the “greatest two minutes in sports,” make sure you have what you need to make this year’s festivities a galloping success. In honor of Derby week, we’re going beyond your standard spearmint Julep. Get a little insight on different mints to try along with 5 tasty variations of the classic cocktail.

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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.
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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.”
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