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.
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