How To Make a Proper Mint Julep
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.