You haven’t truly savored spring in the South until you’ve sat outside with a mint julep in hand.
“Cold and sweet, with the nose-tingling bite of mint mingling with the caramel note of bourbon, glass frosted and the drink just barely watered down by a mound of crushed ice,” she writes. “The making and serving of a julep is a ritual, a coda at dusk announcing the end of a warm day.”
What makes our mint julep so special? Well, it’s are served in a footed Mason jar called “Southern stemware” rather than a silver cup, a perfect fit for our historic hotel known as the “Queen of the South.”
But the glass isn’t the only thing that sets our julep apart. We serve the cocktail year-round, mixing up slightly different concoctions for each season.
Right now, we’re offering a citrus version made with bourbon, house made mint-citrus simple syrup and lemonade. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy after 18 holes.
With the Kentucky Derby coming up Saturday, it’s the perfect time to learn how to make a mint julep at home. Use our recipe above to wow your friends.