Articles Tagged: Kentucky Derby cocktails

Southern Pacific Julep

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Created by H. Joseph Ehrmann, proprietor at Elixr in San Francisco for their Cinco de Derby celebration. There is almost nothing better than a hint of peach in your Julep, a bit of ginger is better!

Mint Julep

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The mint julep and the Kentucky Derby have become synonymous, but how and why? The history of the Mint Julep can be traced back to the 1700s on the southern east coast of the United States. Some say it was an evolution of a Arab drink called made of water and rose petals called a Julab. Regardless, the first instance of the Mint Julep in print was in 1803s Travels of Four Years and a Read more

Last Out Of The Gate Swizzle

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Created by Jesse Card, Last Out Of The Gate Swizzle is a refreshing alternative to the typical julep.… Read more

Triple Crown Julep

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Kentucky Derby Drinks & Eats

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The Kentucky Derby, held annually at the end of the two-week long Kentucky Derby Festival, is considered the “most exciting two minutes in sports” and celebrates its 138th year this Saturday. Whether you’re into horses, into betting or just love a good, old-fashioned race, this year we’ve got some awesome choices to make sure the fun keeps going well past the two-minute mark. 

Drinks

    Kentucky Apple Sour — this sweet, little cocktail is straight from

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The 56 Julep

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The julep has been the classic beverage of the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century

With over 56 years making fine Kentucky bourbon, Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller of Wild Turkey knows his mint juleps. Jimmy uses Wild Turkey 101 in his juleps, the higher proof produces a richer, deeper and fuller taste. It has quite a kick too!… Read more

Creole Julep

This week we feature the Creole Julep, a spin on the traditional Mint Julep and the official cocktail of this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.

The cocktail was created by Maksym Pazuniak, a mixologist at Rambla and Cure in New Orleans. This rum-based Julep is made with Clement Creole Shrubb, a unique rum-based orange liqueur from Martinique. It gives this Julep a nice peppery kick with a hint of orange. Created by Maksym Pazuniak, Rambla/Cure.… Read more

Derby Day Cocktails from Woodford Reserve

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Each year for the Kentucky Derby Woodford Reserve creates a limited edition $1000 Mint Julep Cup for collectors. The proceeds are donated to a charity associated with helping those involved in horse racing. More info on this years $1000 Mint Julep Cup and charity.

If you didn’t get a cup, you can still enjoy the Kentucky Derby in style with these cocktails from Woodford Reserve.

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep

Ingredients:
3-5 mint leaves
1 teaspoon … Read more

Jimmy Russell’s Mint Julep

I had the pleasure to meet Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell at this past Fall’s whiskeyfest. Jimmy is a true legend in bourbon distilling, having been at it for 54 years. One thing Jimmy has learned in his years is that the perfect cocktail for the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep. 

With 54 Derbies under his belt, Russell’s Julep has been precisely refined. He uses his higher proof of Wild Turkey 101, which … Read more