Ahhh the Mint Julep.
The official drink of springtime in Kentucky, as well as the Kentucky Derby. Some people can drink them until they pass out. Others cringe at the mere mention. But whatever camp you fall in, there are many ways to turn the original classic cocktail into a masterpiece.
To commemorate the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby, many bars and restaurants have added their own twist to the standard mint julep recipes. A mint julep is traditionally made with four ingredients (mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water), but when different complimentary spirits are added, the mint julep you thought you knew can take on a whole new personality!
Here are three worth trying at home or behind the bar, courtesy of Louisville’s own Bristol Bar and Grille.