MAKE IT MINTY, ALL OF APRIL : Official Travel Source

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The Mint Julep is a fine Southern tradition dating back to the 18th Century, as well as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938.

Since 2013, Louisville has designated April as "Mint Julep Month®" celebrating the famous Bourbon cocktail along with the arrival of Spring in Kentucky.

In these uncertain times, something that remains certain is our human need to connect. For the month of April, we will be curating content from local partners and YOU on all things Mint Julep. We will tell the history of the cocktail that has been so long associated with our Southern culture and horse-racing, including the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, which has been held in Louisville since 1875. We will share recipes from our favorite Urban Bourbon Trail bars and Louisville mixologists and reveal some fun online shopping where you can purchase "mint condition" items to get you in the spirit at home.

Read more about #MintJulepMonth @ home here: Mint Julep Month 2020.


Take a photo of you and a Mint Julep and post it to social media using the hashtag #MintJulepMonth to make it on our website and a chance to be featured on our social media. Follow along with us at @GoToLouisville on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Kentucky Waterways Alliance is the beneficiary of this year’s Mint Julep Month. KWA believes that clean water makes better bourbon, and works with Kentucky distillers on initiatives to protect this treasured resource, upholding the state's tradition of exceptional spirits and further supporting local communities.