The Classic Derby Cocktail

We are just days away from the “greatest two minutes in sports” – the Kentucky Derby®. We all know the initial thought that comes to mind… Bring on the Mint Juleps and keep them coming! The Mint Julep is a cocktail best known as the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby®, but this easy-to-make refresher shouldn’t be reserved for only one day a year. That is why Master of Mixes is going to show you how to create the perfect Mint Julep from the comfort of your own home.

Whether at a home-hosted Derby party or at the track in your best race-day outfit, here’s how to prepare a refreshing and tasty Mint Julep.


– 1 oz (30 ml) Master of Mixes Mint Syrup

– 3 oz (90 ml) bourbon

– mint leaves


– Gently muddle mint in the bottom of the cup and fill with crushed ice.

– Pour bourbon and Master of Mixes Mint Syrup over top of ice.

– Stir to lift mint from the bottom of the glass.

Tools: Muddler; Hawthorne Strainer

Suggested Garnish: Fresh Mint Sprig

Suggested Glass: Julep Cup

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