How To Make a Proper Mint Julep


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Straight from the Official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Folks Themselves

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.

 
 
 
 Photo courtesy of  Rey Lopez .

Photo courtesy of Rey Lopez.

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.

Cheers!

 

Recipe, quote and artwork originally published here.