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The Early Times Mint Julep – The Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby

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No Kentucky Derby menu could be complete without the Mint Julep... but not just any Mint Julep... The Early Times Mint Julep.

This Mint Julep is not a traditional one… a traditional Mint Julep is made with four ingredients, mint, bourbon, sugar and water…. this recipe uses a Kentucky whiskey instead of bourbon.

The official mint julep of the Kentucky Derby is made with Early Times, which is a Kentucky whiskey, not bourbon, like the traditional recipe requires.

The Early Times Mint Julep has been the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby since 1938.

You can purchase a pre-made Early Times Mint Julep at your favorite retailer…or make it yourself… personally… I would go with the pre-made one… these people have it down to perfection.

But if you must make it yourself.. the Early Times website has a recipe just for you.

2 comments:

girlichef April 30, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

A mint julep sounds perfect! I'd love to go to the Kentuck Derby someday...drove through Kentucky a couple of years ago and keep meaning to go back (especially to hit the Bourbon Trail). :)

Linda April 30, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

well... the "official" mint julep doesn't use boubon.... I'm not a fan of mint ... so this one was not for me... hmmm... I had no idea that there was a bourbon trail...

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