One of the oldest American cocktails, the mint julep originated in Virginia and was popularized in Kentucky. The two states have bickered over the proper way to prepare one for the past 200 years. No matter: It soon became the signature cocktail of the …
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The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint.As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular.
The Mint Juleps logo is vibrant, fun, and friendly—a perfect representation of Louisvillians during Derby season. The nickname “Derby City” is widely used to describe Louisville, making it the perfect pairing with Mint Juleps, Louisville’s specialty bourbon drink.
The mint julep is, as Chris McMillian of the Library Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton hotel calls it, “the very dream of drinks, the vision of sweet quaffings.” Thousands of juleps are poured at Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby, but any time is right for a sweet sip of bourbon from a metal cup Don’t forget the bouquet of mint…
Calories: 258 per serving