1.) The mint julep has become as much a part of Derby lore as the race itself. Derby-goers will go through 10,000 bottles of bourbon, 60,000 tons of ice, and 1,000 pounds of fresh mint. That is a lot of fresh
2.) The word "julep" has its roots in ancient Arabic. A centuries-old drink, the
3.) The mint julep was originally a morning drink. The early-rising farmers and horse trainers would start their days at dawn, relying on the sugar-infused cocktail to give them the pep they needed for the day. I, for one, am fully on board with this and am planning to advocate that we replace our office coffee pot with a wet bar and mint julep fixings.
National Mint Julep Day.
5.) Mint juleps will be part of the select open bar at our Cinco De Derby party this May 5. We can't beam you all to Churchill Downs, but we can throw you a great Derby party right here. Join us May 5 as we sip mint juleps, wear our fancy hats, and cheer on our
AND! Added bonus: Don't want to wait for the Derby to get your hands on a refreshing julep? We have Margaret Sue Masters Mint Julep recipe straight from Bardstown, Ky. Now you can make your very own. Get to sipping!