Can't Make It To The Derby? This Mint Julep Is Just As Delightful

There are a few ways you can celebrate the Kentucky Derby without actually being there. You can place bets on things (not recommended), don a fancy over-the-top hat (totally recommended), or sip on a classic Mint Julep — ding ding ding! That's the winner.
Thankfully, no matter what your level of mixology skill, the slightly sweet Bourbon drink is kind of a no-brainer. Therefore we joined Shannon Altner at Dos Caminos as she taught us how to quickly whip up a delicious Mint Julep for ourselves and all of our pals who didn't make it to the Derby either. Cheers!
Mint Julep
4 to 5 mint leaves
1 tsp. sugar
2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. water
Muddle ingredients and stir with ice
Serve over ice in a low-ball glass
Garnish with mint leaves


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