6 Riffs on the Classic Mint Julep
May 2, 2017 –––––– Susannah Skiver Barton
Cocktails don't get much more classic than the Mint Julep, that simple combination of sugar, mint, ice, and lots of bourbon. You may not think it can be improved upon, but such a sturdy drink stands up to a little improvisation. Check out six of our favorite riffs on the Derby Day standby below, from aversion that swaps brandy for bourbon—the way Juleps were originally made in the 1800s—to a variation that incorporates spice and ginger flavors.