With the Kentucky Derby around the corner, we’ve got Mint Juleps on the mind. Packed full of mint, these refreshingly light, bourbon-based cocktails are iconic in the South, especially when it comes to derby day. Scroll down for four fun takes on this afternoon aperitif and put your bartending skills to the test. Cheers!
The perfect ratio of mint to bourbon takes shape in this classic julep recipe. Finished off with crushed ice and a handful of mint, this iconic cocktail is not only simple but also quite refreshing. Recipe by Food52
There’s nothing better than a refreshing popsicle on a hot summer day, which is why this frozen treat is a real winner for a day at the races. Plus, they’re very easy-to-make with only four ingredients and a popsicle mold. Recipe by HonestlyYUM
Celebrate one of the spring’s most beautiful vegetables with this bright and floral rhubarb twist on the julep. The peachy hue alone will make you wanting a second (or third!). Recipe by Fashionable Hostess
Fret not; you can still get in on the Mint Julep action if you’re laying off the liquor. This non-alcoholic version tastes like a light, fizzy mint lemonade. Who would say no to that? Recipe by Style Me Pretty