Mint Julep Month : Official Travel Source

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April 1-30, 2023

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. Enjoy Mint Julep and Kentucky Derby-inspired festivities all month long as we lead up to the first Saturday in May and “the most exciting two minutes in sports”.

Louisville Distillery Exclusive Mint Juleps

Distillery bars are one of the best ways to sample your favorite Bourbon brands in hand-crafted, specialty cocktails, on-site where the spirits are created. During April, the below distilleries will be offering their unique take on the classic Mint Julep and you'll receive a special gift when you order one - a Love & Victory Mint Julep lapel pin.

Angel's Envy Distillery

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

At ON3 Bar, Evan Williams will feature a traditional Mint Julep along with a signature version of the classic.

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Old Forester Distillery

In George’s bar, Old Forester will feature the classic Mint Julep along with three riffs on the original: a Raspberry Chambord, a Spicy Jalapeño, and a Cold Brew Mint Julep.

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Stitzel-Weller Distillery

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All Mint All Month

Shop, Wear, and Decorate with Mint Juleps

Kentucky makers are featuring the mint julep in everything from tea, to apparel, to toiletries....

How to Make a Mint Julep

A trip to the Kentucky Derby wouldn’t be complete without sipping on the official drink of the...

Take a Julep Journey Around Louisville

Get some fresh air (and maybe a little Bourbon) on this walkable journey for juleps.

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Mint Juleps on the Urban Bourbon Trail

Redeem your completed Urban Bourbon Trail passport during the month of April at the Louisville Visitor Center and you'll be rewarded with a bonus prize - a souvenir Louisville Mint Julep cup!

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Mint Julep Month Events