How To Make a Proper Mint Julep

Hungry Fan
May 3, 2018
Straight from the Official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Folks Themselves

Attendees of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby have been supping on The Mint Julep for nearly a century.

Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. That’s a feat that requires more than 10,000 bottles of Old Forester Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail, 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint and 60,000 pounds of ice.

Looking to make a proper Mint Julep for your Kentucky Derby party? Or maybe it's just cocktail hour on a warm spring or summer day? No worries! Here's how you make one.


Recipe, quote and artwork originally published here.