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Bill’s Derby Day Alternatives to the Mint Julep

Derby Day Drinks with Bill's Package Store, Clarksville TN

Derby Day is May 5th! If you don’t love the standard Mint Julep, there are plenty of other drinks fit for Kentucky Derby royalty. Here are some of our favorites that you can easily make at home.

 
 
 

Mandarin Mint Julep

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces of bourbon
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3 mandarin oranges, juiced
  • mandarin orange, segmented
  • 1/2 mandarin orange, segmented
  • 1 cup of ice, crushed

 

 Elderflower Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 oz St. Elder Liqueur
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water
  • Orange peel
  • Small white flowers for garnish (optional)

 

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) brewed orange pekoe tea, cooled
  • 3 ounces (1/3 cup) whiskey
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 2 lemon slices, preferably organic, for garnish

 

The Brown Derby (De Rigueur)

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz whiskey
  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • ⅓ oz honey syrup (2:1)

 

Mint Blulep

Ingredients:

  • 2.5oz Bourbon
  • .75 Maraschino
  • .25oz St. Elder liqueur
  • 1brspn Creme Yvette
  • 2 dashes Peach Bitters
  • 12 Blueberries
  • 10 Mint Leaves
  • 2 Mint Sprigs
  • Blueberries (garnish)

 

Any one of these recipes is sure to please your guests at your Derby Day Party.  For more recipes, check out more Bill’s Package Store blogs at Bill’s Buzz. And isn’t it nice that you have Bill’s Package Store to help you with all your spirit requirements? They offer superior quality, top-shelf brands of your favorite liquors and wine at the lowest prices in Clarksville, TN. Call (931)647-5566 or visit at 1651 Fort Campbell Blvd Clarksville, TN 37042.
 


Source:
https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/beyond-the-mint-julep-11-droolworthy-kentucky-derby-cocktails/