Between the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, we’re in full celebration mode over here at The Daily Meal.
Right now we want to talk about juleps — and not just the classic mint julep. With the help of Southern Living, we're showing you how to make a variety of drinks. Their newest cookbook, Feel Good Food, has a great festive way to add a little twist to your Derby Day celebrations — by setting up a julep bar. With assorted flavored syrups like grapefruit-honey and peach-basil, this will help you take the classic to the next level.
Creating a julep bar takes a bit more effort than simply putting together a home bar. Once you whip up the various syrups, you’ll be set to make great cocktails fit for watching the races at home. We have detailed the recipe for a mint julep as well as four variations below, but the blends would also make a wonderful nonalcoholic spritzer by omitting the bourbon and adding club soda to the mix.
Check out the Derby Julep Recipe along with the syrups.