Juleps with peaches, bubbly, or muddled figs? Yes, please.
Some tips (and recipes!) from some real mint julep aficionados.
As the mint julep is to the Kentucky Derby, the Black-Eyed Susan is to the Preakness. Thousands will be served at Pimlico on Saturday, but here’s the thing: Unlike the mint julep — which at its heart is simply bourbon or rye, mint and simple syrup — the Black-Eyed Susan recipe has roamed all over […]
While the mint julep is a classic warm-weather drink, the zing of fresh lemon juice promises to make it all the more thirst-quenching.
Myth: mint juleps are only to be consumed during the Kentucky Derby. While it is the iconic Southern drink to sip for the annual horse race, it also happens to be one of the most delicious cocktails perfect for any occasion. It all starts...Show More Summary
The 142nd annual Kentucky Derby was this Saturday. Sticking with tradition, mint juleps were flowing, life savings were gambled away, and most importantly, the ladies were decked out in fancy hats. Here are some celebrity Derby fashions that were so fun, you'll almost forget about glue factories. Show More Summary
If I had a bucket list, going to the Kentucky Derby would not have been on it. I know a lot of people get really excited about it, and some even throw Derby-watching parties in states that are, in fact, not Kentucky — my friend Laura made a Prince-themed Derby hat complete with purple symbol... Continue reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Wall Street guy in a Panama hat sidled up to me in the mint julep line in a sky box at Churchill Downs on Saturday to tell me he was afraid: afraid of what Donald Trump had done and could do to the Republican Party,...Show More Summary
Why the hell is everyone always talking about the mint julep when the Kentucky Derby is brought up? Every damn year! And what if you don't like mint? Or -- gasp! -- bourbon? Well, then we've got a few suggestions. First and foremost, let's set the record straight -- the mint julep did not find its start in the state of Kentucky or at Churchill Downs. Show More Summary
It's always good to drink like a local, even if that means ignoring tradition.
Welcome to the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Welcome to an extremely rare iteration of the Run for the Roses in which the hangover precedes the race. Mint juleps usually do in the partisans at Churchill Downs, but this year’s morning-after stupor...Show More Summary
Follow along with us for a whole day of horse racing coverage leading up the 142nd Kentucky Derby. A whole day of horse racing action will be held at Churchill Downs while you sip your mint juleps before the start of the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Show More Summary
Walker Percy was a great, cosmopolitan southern novelist and essayist who died in 1990. Born in Alabama, he lived much of his life in Covington, a town near New Orleans. That's pretty far from Kentucky and the annual Run for the Roses,...Show More Summary
"Only bruise the leaves gently and then remove them from the goblet."
Aside from a dapper seersucker suit, a serious case or the vapors, or a crushing gambling debt, there are few things more closely associated with the iconic Kentucky Derby than the equally iconic mint julep.
A classic gets a new twist with the addition of lemonade.
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets. This cocktail is a guaranteed winner.
You’re going to need a hat this weekend.
Keri Smith, the head bartender at Doc Crow's on Louisville's historic Whiskey Row, says that ordering a mint julep at any time except during the Kentucky Derby will mark you as a tourist.
The only drink for Derby day.