This bourbon cocktail originates in the southern United States. Dating back to 1803, the 'julep' name identifies it as a drink that's served over ice, and the simple ingredients - bourbon, sugar, water and mint - make it super-easy for even a beginner to nail.
For almost a century, the Mint Julep has been the traditional drink at the famous Kentucky Derby horse race, where around 120,000 cocktails are served every year.
At these flash events, tradition dictates that a premium Mint Julep is served in a gold-plated cup, with silver straws - a drink that'll set you back a cool US$1000! Although a simple highball glass works fine, if you can get your hands on a Julep cup, it does make the experience extra-fun!
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