Considering the Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby you would think that race day would be considered National Mint Julep Day but it’s not! Today (May 30th) is the day we pay homage to a Southern favorite so now that you know… drop everything, head to your local bar and make the drink below.
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The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs in association with the Kentucky Derby since 1938. Each year almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, virtually all of them in specially made Kentucky Derby collectible glasses.