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Happy Hour: How to Make a Mint Julep

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

July 31, 2015


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One of the most undeniably refreshing and iconic cocktails to have during the summer is the mint julep. A must-have accessory for watching the Kentucky Derby, it pairs equally well with any warm evening (or afternoon!). Traditionally served in silver julep cups, this classic Southern staple is a simple combination of bourbon, sugar, mint, and crushed ice—perfect for staying cool on these 90-degree days. In the step-by-step video below, director of house programming Izabela Wojcik demonstrates how to turn your own kitchen into a cocktail haven with this recipe from JBF Award winners Matt Lee and Ted Lee. 

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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.