The Classic Mint Julep

The Kentucky Derby was last weekend and, yes of course, we had a Derby Party here at Veils and Cocktails. The hats were larger than life and the mint juleps were perfection. That’s why we’re giving you the recipe for the classic derby cocktail, the mint julep. Cheers!

Ingredients (1 serving)

5-10 sprigs of mint depending on size plus more for garnish

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup crushed ice

2 oz. bourbon (we love Woodford Reserve)

1 oz. club soda 


Muddle the mint and sugar in the bottom of a mint julep glass (you know the one- cute, small, and silver). Next, pour in bourbon and stir, dissolving the sugar. Fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice. Top off with your club soda and stir one more time. Garnish with a sprig or mint and you are off to the races! Enjoy!


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