Apr 8, 2021
In this Bar Cart Foundations episode, we trace the history of
the mint julep and describe some important points regarding its
- We begin by trying to define what a julep is,
where it comes from, and where mint enters into the
- Next, we place its formulation in contrast to
other drinks that were popular during its heyday - that time being
the late 1700s to mid-1800s.
- After that, we talk about its connection with
the Kentucky Derby, which leads to a few fun equestrian mixological
- And we wrap with some tips for preparing mint
Juleps in the year 2021 in time for the Kentucky Derby or whatever
other excuse you might have for making them.