Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

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Plenty of bourbon and mint seems to sum up everything one should be sipping on under their big hat during the Kentucky Derby. But wait, there’s more! Here are favorite takes on the Mint Julep that are must-tries to switch up your cocktail game.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Classic Mint Julep

If you haven’t quite mastered the classic Derby cocktail, let’s start here. It takes just three ingredients, plus some crushed ice to make this minty spring favorite. See the Mint Julep recipe.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Absolut Mint Julep

Not a bourbon fan? No worries, try this vodka mint julep for a super refreshing sip under the Kentucky sun. See the Absolut Mint Julep recipe.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Whiskey Sour in the Rough

Pay homage to your favorite bourbon with this lemon and orange juice drink served over cool, crushed ice. It’s easy drinking to keep you cool and focused on the spectacle at hand. See the Whiskey Sour in the Rough recipe.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Georgia Mint Julep

Are you a julep fan, but looking to try something new? This is just for you! Apricot flavors and brandy take this minty cocktail to a whole new level of spring. See the Georgia Mint Julep recipe.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Kiwi and Mint Julep

Serve this fruity virgin mint julep for all your guests to enjoy. It’s refreshing and just a touch tropical, the way a spring day should taste. See the Kiwi and Mint Julep recipe.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Loretto Lemonade

A warm Kentucky day can make us crave two things, a cool glass of lemonade and the best bourbon we can find. While this may not be your classic lemonade, calling on lime and ginger beer for some pizzaz, it is just as refreshing as two of our favorite things. See the Loretto Lemonade recipe.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Moroccan Mint

Missing some spice in the Derby’s mint julep? Make this lime and mint cooler with a splash of spicy vodka and fresh strawberries. See the recipe for Morroccan Mint.

Kentucky Derby: Race-Day Ready Cocktails

Mint Tequila

Refresh with a twist. Everyone will be asking what you are drinking when you shake up this tequila, lime, and mint drink and serve on the rocks. It’s a classic drink presentation with bright flavors. See the Mint Tequila recipe.

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