Our Mint Julep and Peach Smash Cocktails are based on classic recipes using the finest Bourbon.
Did you know that the Mint Julep was first used as a medicinal concoction to settle the stomach? Yes, our beloved Mint Julep got its start to help heal what ailed us and then blossomed into the beautiful Cocktail it was truly meant to be. Around the late 1700’s, it became very popular in the Southern United States with the elite because not everyone had access to ice or the pewter in which the Cocktail was served.
It wasn’t until 1938 that the Mint Julep became the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Nearly 120,000 Mint Juleps have been sold at the race every year since.
Inside this edition you’ll find some fun treasures designed to get you in the Derby mood and take you away to the lazy days of front porch sitting in the South. We’ve got a collectible Mint Julep Cup, Monin Mojito Mix, Peach Preserves, Master of Mixes Lemon Juice, decorative lucky Horseshoe Bamboo Cocktail Picks, Peaches & Cream Candy Sticks and collectible Metal Straws for your Tool Cabinet.
Our featured recommended Spirit for this Julep & Smash Kit is Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. If you haven’t already tried this beautiful Bourbon, hurry to the grocery and grab a couple of bottles. These recipes just won’t be the same without it.
The secondary recipe is the Peach Smash. It’s the delicious “cousin” to the Julep and packs a powerful punch of Peach and Bourbon – a match made in heaven. And who doesn’t like a good refreshing lemonade? Look no further, our third recipe, the Peach Lemonade Mocktail is perfect for sipping on during those warmer days.
No matter if you celebrate Derby season or you’re just a Bourbon fan, this is the “American Classic” Kit for you. But don’t drink alone, call the friends, turn the Derby on and start Cocktailing. It’s time to get your Derby on.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO HELP YOU SLING
A perfectly balanced taste of Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit and floral notes.
Jigger (Measuring Tool)
Ice & Ice Scoop