Off to the races!
This year, don’t watch the Kentucky Derby with a tired cocktail.
Change it up with one of these creative julep recipes instead.
It is traditional to drink a mint julep during the Kentucky Derby because it contains Kentucky bourbon. But we’re adding a little bling with fruity and seasonal varieties!
Fruity juleps for your sweet tooth
Add a sugary touch to your favorite Kentucky Derby cocktail by adding fruit juice.
Kiwi and mint julep
This fresh tropical cocktail adds the tang of limeade with a minty finish.
Cherry brandy and maraschino cherry syrup combine for a sweet, vibrant flavor.
Stir up this slightly tart, bright and minty cocktail.
Mocktails for the kiddos
The fun doesn’t have to end for the kids or those choosing not to partake.
They can enjoy the festivities too with a few sparkling mocktails.
Let the kids root on their favorite horses with this fruity mocktail.
Citrusy virgin julep
Sip this bubbly virgin drink that is kind of healthy too (hey, it has fresh-squeezed oranges!).
You can make your own rules when it comes to cocktails,
so forget the mint and use these herbs instead.
Skip the mint and use aromatic basil instead in this simple recipe.
Mint isn’t necessary in this savory julep with a hint of pepper and pine.
Seasonal juleps for all year-round
There’s a julep for all seasons!
Cool summer julep
White wine and peach liqueur create a refreshing drink on a warm evening.
Warm winter julep
Sip this warm julep containing peppermint tea on a cold day.
Juleps with different liquors
You can still enjoy these versions of a julep if you’re not a bourbon fan.
Who knew gin and powdered sugar could taste so good together?
Cognac mint julep
For an oaky flavor, swap bourbon for cognac in this woodsy version of a julep.
Rye whiskey julep
If Kentucky whiskey isn’t your thing, give rye whiskey a go!