Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby


I’m counting down the days until the Kentucky Derby. Bring on the mint juleps, oversized hats, and horses. I’m not a huge fan of bourbon, but I do love a good mint julep, especially one with a twist. Here are five different ways to add a spin to this drink for derby day.

Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries make the perfect mixed berry mint julep.

Recipe and photo by My Yellow Apron.

I’m drooling over the thought of mint julep ice cream floats with homemade mint ice cream. Anytime you mix ice cream and booze together magical things happen.

Recipe and photo by Boulder Locavor.

If you want to combine seasonal fruit and bourbon, the rhubarb mint julep is for you.

Recipe and photo by Dirty Laundry Kitchen.

Peach tea mint juleps are sweet and delicious. Cheers to good things happening right here.

Recipe and photo by What Molly Made.

Strawberries and mint pair perfectly for the ladies who want something fruity and not too manly. Serve up these strawberry mint juleps for the win.

Recipe and photo by Pretty Plain Janes.