The mint julep, the unofficial cocktail of the Derby, is the real reason we get excited for this beloved Kentucky event. The bourbon, ice and loads of fresh mint makes this cocktail not only powerful, but refreshing, too.
The classic recipe in the video above is perfect as it is, but it also begs for experimentation. That’s what we have for you today. Behold, the many ways you can reinvent the mint julep.
(And if you want to make a huge pitcher of mint juleps, follow The Kitchn’s great instructions.)