View Full Version : Suggestions for Mint Juleps?

06-03-2010, 11:50
I am having a party at the house for the Belmont Stakes (my pick is Drosselmeyer BTW) and I am looking to mix up a large batch of Mint Juleps. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on #1 the best cheap bourbon to buy for mixers, and #2 if there is a good recipe for mixing it in a large quantity (my wife makes a great julep, but she makes them one at a time).

Lost Pollito
06-03-2010, 12:02
Give this one a try.

06-03-2010, 13:41
Old Grand Dad 86-proof makes a great mixed drink and is quite inexpensive.


06-03-2010, 15:36
Don't know if they have it where you live, but Maker's Mark puts out a pre-made version. Green wax topped liter. Maybe call a couple places and ask about it. Joe

06-03-2010, 16:40
Makers Mark is my Julep bourbon of choice. To me its lightness suits the cocktail well. There used to be a great video of Bill Samuels mixing up a whole 1 litre bottle of julep mix on utube, but I can't seem to find it now.

06-04-2010, 07:26
If you want to go hybrid, you can make a batch of mint-infused simple syrup. You can then assemble individual drinks in about the time it would take to pour premixed, and you won't end up with extras.

06-08-2010, 10:13
Thanks for the suggestions! We ended up doing a Mint Julep Punch that we found a recipe for on the internet, and I used Fighting Cock as the bourbon because it was the BOTM and I wanted to try it. Turned out great.

PS - If any of you took my advice and bet on Drosselmeyer in the Belmont, you are welcome!

06-13-2010, 08:27
A bit late, but I want to share this anyway: Early Times website was where I first learned about mint julep. I tried my first mint julep with Early Times bourbon, applying the full instructions on their website. The result was perfect for me. It tasted great. However, instead of preparing a mint infused syrup first as advised on the website, nowadays I prefer adding sugar directly. When it comes to Early Times bourbon, I know Early Times I bought here was different from that in the US, since they sell the "bourbon" only in the export markets and not in the US. I can not see it on the shelves here for the latest 2-3 years, though.

06-13-2010, 10:54
my suggestion is to buy a bourbon you like, pour it in a glass, and leave all that other crap out. <wink>

06-13-2010, 21:32
my suggestion is to buy a bourbon you like, pour it in a glass, and leave all that other crap out. <wink>


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