Mint Julep Day
As we begin to enjoy warmer coastal weather, it’s time to enjoy a classic southern favorite. Welcome back, Mint Julep Cocktail.
The mint julep has always been associated with the southern United States and is often a celebrated drink at the Kentucky Derby. Many serve this tasty beverage in a silver cup filled with cold shaved ice, with fresh mint resting delicately in the glass.
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The Mint Julep dates back to 1803, when it was first mentioned in print and described as a “dram of spiritous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning.” What truly propelled the mint julep to fame was its introduction at the Round Robin Bar by senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. It’s rumored that Clay’s recipe is still in use at the Willard Hotel today.
Over time, the cocktail has been reinvented many times over but has always been a winner in the eyes of politicians, presidents, and actresses alike. It’s a drink that can be served at a fancy affair or in a backyard get-together.
Here is a delicious Mint Julep recipe using our John AP Conoley Whiskey:
1.3 oz John AP Whiskey
1.5 tsp sugar
Fresh mint leaves
1-Muddle mint leaves, sugar and a splash of water in a rocks glass or julep cup.
2- Add John AP Whisky, water, and fill glass with crushed ice and stir.
3-Garnish with fresh mint and serve.
Also don’t forget that Bogue sound’s Whiskey, Vodka, and Gin are now available for purchase in your local ABC stores. You can always pick up all three bottles at our distillery. Here are locations where you can buy our products.