After centuries of being one of the signature drinks of the South and decades of being the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby, it’s no surprise that the mint julep has permeated its way deep into Kentucky culture. From foods and spices to apparel to toiletries, here are some ways to shop, not sip, the Mint Julep in Louisville.
One of Louisville's most popular distilleries is offering up Take Home Cocktails, like their classic Henderson cocktail. Also, starting April 12, you can pick up their brand new Julep Cups & Derby Gift Baskets which include a pin, julep cup and bow tie.
For more than 40 years A Taste of Kentucky has offered gifts and goods with a distinctive Kentucky flavor including all things Mint Julep, like their Mint Julep bowtie, door hanger, and Bourbon Barrel Cake.
Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Shop online or head over to Art Eatables to indulge in their Mint Julep Truffles.
Bourbon Barrel Foods’ Mint Julep Sugar is a perfect addition to your mint julep cocktail or topping off a special Derby-themed dessert.
Elevate your home this Derby season with handmade leather Mint Julep coasters from local leather goods company Clayton & Crume, who have stamped their own recipe right on to the coaster.
The Kentucky Derby Museum Store is the place to shop for all your Minty fresh merch to wear this April and beyond. From t-shirts and bowties to chocolates and coasters, it's a Mint Julep Month must, and a great place to stock up on official Kentucky Oaks & Derby 147 items while you are there.
Baseball fans rejoice, the Louisville Bats specialty Derby City Julep merch is available on their website. Choose from special baseball hats, koozies, t-shirts and more.
The Louisville Visitor Center is rolling out the “mint carpet” this April with 25% off their Mint Julep themed merchandise (some exclusions apply). Plus, guests who make purchases of $20 or more will receive a free Mint Julep chocolate bar made by local chocolatiers Whelpdale Chocolates.
Tap into your creative side when you make a reservation with Maddox & Rose create your own Mint Julep scented candle to enjoy at home or in the office this Spring.
Find has a variety of products perfect for pampering, from candles to lotions to handmade soaps. Check out their Mint Julep and Bourbon scented products, like their Mint Julep Lip Set, which includes lip balm, scrub, and your own mini julep cup.
Hang one-of-a-kind artwork by local artists in your home this Derby season with prints from Revelry Boutique. Be sure to pick up other goodies to enjoy like cards, stickers, and more.
Since 1815, Stoneware & Co. has been creating handmade pieces of functional art for the home, including one-of-a-kind julep cups, pitchers, and Derby inspired drinkware. Buy online, or visit their newly renovated store in Paristown.
Head to Butchertown for a one-stop-shop for all things Mint Julep Month and the Kentucky Derby from fun, wearable accessories, home goods for parties, unique giftables and more.
Think you'll need a few days to get all your shopping done? This “Mint” To Be - Stay & Play Package includes an overnight stay, two tickets to the Kentucky Derby Museum, and Louisville Bourbon Distillery of your choice, and a Mint Julep themed welcome bag to kick off your stay in Louisville.