Happy National Mint Julep Day!

It’s National Mint Julep Day and we have a foolproof recipe!

This simple + classic cocktail doesn’t need to make an appearance solely during Derby days – armed with this easy recipe you will be sure to impress your guests and add a new staple to Spring and Summer parties!


  • 3 oz. Maker’s Mark Kentucky bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons mint syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 sprig of mint
  1. Fill a glass or julep cup with broken or crushed ice
  2. Add mint syrup and hourbon
  3. Stir gently until the cup is frosted
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint
  5. Enjoy!

Mint Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 13 sprigs of mint

Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes; do not stir. Pour over the 13 sprigs of mint in a heatproof bowl, gently crushing the mint with the back of a spoon. Chill, covered, for 8 to 10 hours. Strain, discarding the mint.

Celebrate MORE this season and submit your FAVORITE signature cocktail for a chance to win the Colonial Cocktail Contest!

Inviting Arkansas

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