The Mint Julep first appeared in print in 1803 described as a “dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning.” But it wasn’t until 1938 that it became the Churchill Down’s signature drink and today more than 80,000 juleps are served during the Kentucky Derby.
- 2-1/2 oz Kentucky Bourbon
- 2 tsp water
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- 4 sprigs mint
In collins glass or silver julep mug, muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water
Fill glass or mug with shaved or crushed ice and add Bourbon
Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig and straws