Derby Days: Mint Juleps!

You can’t have the Kentucky Derby without Mint Juleps!

Whether you go for a classic, a twist, or something non-alcoholic, here are some recipes to get you started.

First up, a classic julep recipe like this one from Camille Styles

Classic Mint Julep Recipe | Camille Styles

Classic Mint Julep from Camille Styles

While the classic is always a safe choice, there is no shortage of recipes for juleps with a twist.  Here are a few fun ones:

There’s no question that I love anything purple so I have a soft spot for this Sparkling Blackberry Mint Julep from Creative Culinary.  I mean how gorgeous is this?

Sparkling Blackberry Mint Julep

Sparkling Blackberry Mint Julep from Creative Culinary

And, if you are from the South, you probably love your sweet tea.  Here’s one that mixes two popular southern drinks with a Sweet Tea Mint Julep from Spicy Southern Kitchen.

Sweet Tea Mint Julep

Sweet Tea Mint Julep from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Or what about this yummy-looking peach julep from Broma Bakery.

The classic mint julep gets a twist with this mouth-watering Peach Julep!

Peach Mint Julep from Broma Bakery

While the alcoholic versions are fun, you might have some folks who don’t want to (or can’t) imbibe, so here are some non-alcoholic versions to keep them in the spirit!

Mint Julep Mocktail via Style Me Pretty

Do you have a favorite mint julep recipe?  If so, share it in the comments! And, stay tuned for more “Derby Days” posts!

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