12 twists on the classic mint julep

Refreshing Cold Mint Julep

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby:
12 Twists on the Classic Mint Julep

It’s almost race time! Are you ready to celebrate with a mint julep? If you want something a little more creative than a traditional mint julep with sugar, water, mint and bourbon, try one of these unique takes! From chunks of fresh fruit to chocolate or vanilla, unique herbs to piquant spices—these are not your average mint julep recipes.

So, off to the races we go! Cheers.

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mint julep spiked with jalapeno
Add some heat with a Jalapeño Spiked Mint Julep
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mint julep with pineapple and ginger
This fruity and spicy Ginger-Mint Julep with Fresh Pineapple also has black peppercorns
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mint julep with cognac and peach preserves
Peach preserves and cognac come together in this mint julep, The Wild Ruffian
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Mint julep with strawberries and moonshine
Chunks of strawberries and moonshine make up this Strawberry Moonshine Julep
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chocolaty mint julep cocktail
A Girl Scouts-inspired, chocolaty Thin Mint Julep
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skip the mint and make a basil julep
Skip the mint and make a fresh, herby Basil Julep instead
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mint julep recipe with fresh lavender
A touch of color and florals makes this Lavender Mint Julep the real winner
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Frozen mint julep popsicles
You’ll lick not sip these Mint Julep Popsicles
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mint juelp with clementine juice
Add a touch of citrus with this Clementine Mint Julep
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cinna-mint julep
Cinnamon+ mint = Cinna-Mint Julep
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Try a bubbly and sweet Sparkling Blackberry Mint Julep
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Turn your mint julep into a slushi
Blend, don’t stir, your Mint Julep Slushie
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