National Mint Julep Day

National Mint Julep Day

Have you ever longed for a refreshing bourbon drink but been frustrated by the lack of excuses? National Mint Julep Day exists to fulfill those wildest dreams… as long as they involve sipping this classic cocktail.

It was created just for this occasion and it is worth celebrating Mint Julep at any time of year, but especially National Mint Julep Day!

Mint Julep is a refreshing and delicious alcoholic beverage made from bourbon. It originated in the southern region of the United States. This is especially true in Kentucky, where 120,000 Mint Juleps are served annually at the Kentucky Derby horse race.

These high-end events are known for serving premium versions of the drink in gold-plated cups and silver straws. However, you don’t have to spend that much to enjoy the day.

This unique American drink first appeared in print in 1803, and John Davis wrote about it. He noted that it was best enjoyed in the morning. It is known by its “julep” name because it is served over crushed Ice. You can also make julep drinks with peach brandy or cognac.

This drink is simple in ingredients: bourbon and mint leaf, sugar, water, and water. The drink is made differently by different bartenders, so make sure to try a few before the special day ends.

National Mint Julep Day provides a great opportunity to learn more about this delicious beverage and have fun celebrating it!

You can celebrate this day with a Mint Julep, whether you’re drinking it with a friend, a loved one or making one at home. Mint Julep is a great way to have lots of fun, no matter how you celebrate it!

This delicious cocktail is easy to make at home because it doesn’t require many ingredients. Kentucky bourbon is used in this recipe along with sugar, fresh mint, and crushed ice.

Although julep cocktails come in a traditional silver cup, you can serve them in a rocks glass.

You can make it by adding 1/4 ounces of simple syrup to a glass, and then muddle 8 fresh mint leaves in it. Mix in a 2 ounce measure of high-quality bourbon. Add crushed ice to the glass. Mix to frost the cup on the outside. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Are you feeling more adventurous when making Mint Juleps You can try a wide range of bourbons and find your favorite. These are some popular choices:

It might seem a little late to enjoy a Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby, as it is typically on the first Saturday of May. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a few family members or friends together to enjoy the refreshing cocktails.

Invite friends to bring different ingredients, such as different types and flavors of bourbon, mint sprigs, extra rocks glasses, or other items. If the ice is not already crushed, make sure you have a blender on hand.

If you love the association, the Mint Julep can be themed around the Kentucky Derby. This includes pastel-colored summer dresses, fancy hats, and traditional garb. National Mint Julep Day gives you the opportunity to dress up and have some fun.


May 01 - 30 2025


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