May 3, 2014

Spice Up Your Mint Julep

Happy Saturday to all my gorgeous readers! In case you haven't heard, its Derby Day here in the bluegrass. For as long as I can remember, The Kentucky Derby has been about big hats, placing bets, and having a great time with your friends and family at the track. Lately however, my fascination about this first Saturday in May has centered around the official drink of the Derby, the Mint Julep. 

Made using Makers Mark and mint, this cocktail continues to be the centerpiece both at Churchill Downs and at every Derby party for miles around. So today I decided to put together a post of some of my favorite Mint Julep recipes; some traditional, and others that put their own spin on things!

the traditional Mint Julep recipe

this next little beauty is called a Pomegranate Cranberry Mint Julep which sounds so refreshing to me, especially as the weather gets warmer. The recipe can be found over at Fantastic Eats

The final spin thats sure to spice up your Mint Julep is this beautiful Blackberry Mint Julep. The recipe can be found over at Miss in the Kitchen.

And with that, I am off in search of a Mint Julep of my own! I hope ya'll enjoy this beautiful day!


Darcy said...

Okay, that looks and sounds amazing! Can you believe I have never had a mint julep before!? Clearly I need to change that!

Alisha @ The Alisha Nicole said...

The blackberry mint julep looks amazing!!

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