It’s Kentucky Derby time! How do you make a mint julep?

If you’ve never had a mint julep you are truly missing out. This is not only a drink with a great history, it is a drink that is tied to one of the greatest sporting events ever – The Kentucky Derby.

Light, refreshing and sweet, this is the perfect drink to watch the famous horse race with.

The mint julep comes from the American south in the 1700s. Early writings described as something to be taken to cure stomach ailments, hey, whatever gets you through the night.

The drink is simple with just three ingredients in a glass filled with crushed ice – bourbon, simple syrup and of course mint.. Watch the video below for expert advice on how to make a julep and leave a comment below on your favourite twist on the drink or what you think is the best bourbon for the job.

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