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Mombod’s Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby Day

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Mombod’s Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby Day
Mombod and her Mint Julep

Derby Day is one of those events that I love to celebrate! What can be more fun than dressing up with a big hat, drinking a cocktail with our pinkies up, and being able to acceptably yell at the top of our lungs during the race? Of course, this is an event that can be fun for the whole family! Take some time before the race to pick the horses you want to cheer for. You can even make at-home bets with M&M’s–or was that just my family? While the kiddos get excited for the race, you can take a few minutes to prepare your drink! In order to make the most of your Derby Day experience, it is imperative to have your Mint Julep in hand and ready to go at race time.

Mint juleps ready to go (Mombod's Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby Day Alisa Britton Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

The keys to this iconic cocktail: Crushed ice and Kentucky bourbon

The Mint Julep is widely considered the drink of The Kentucky Derby. Crushed ice is a staple that adorns the bottom of every glass. Add muddled mint, simple syrup, and of course some good old Kentucky Bourbon, and you are ready to go! I prefer Town Branch, made by Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. They are the only distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon trail. The bourbon is aged for 5 years in new American oak barrels and is 90 proof. I love how the notes of caramel, brown sugar, and cherry compliment a Mint Julep.

A bottle of Town Branch bourbon (Mombod's Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby Day Alisa Britton Contributor Miami Mom Collective)
Town Branch Kentucky Bourbon

Cheers, my dears!

Print Recipe
Mombod's Mint Julep
Made with crushed ice, muddled mint, simple syrup, and Kentucky bourbon, this Mint Julep is sure to make your Derby Day brighter.
Alisa with her fancy hat and mint julep (Mombod's Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby Day Alisa Britton Contributor Miami Mom Collective)
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Alisa with her fancy hat and mint julep (Mombod's Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby Day Alisa Britton Contributor Miami Mom Collective)
Instructions
  1. Muddle 5 mint sprigs in the simple syrup at the bottom of your glass.
  2. Add bourbon to the glass.
  3. Fill glass with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with last mint sprig.
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Alisa Britton was born in Minnesota but has lived in Miami since she was just two years old. She married her husband in 2012 and they welcomed two baby girls together in 2018 and 2020. With a degree in organizational psychology, Alisa worked in sales and management for 12 years before becoming a SAHM in February 2020. During her time as a SAHM, she has focused on her health and wellness and now coaches with Beachbody from home. She loves all things competitive so you can often find her cheering on her fantasy football team or playing Cuban dominos with family. She looks forward to being a part of the Miami Mom Collective community as they share life, love, and laughs together while navigating motherhood in the city. You can follow Alisa as she shares her family, her health and fitness journey, and Miami living on @mombodliving on Instagram.

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