Best Mint Julep Recipe to Serve at Your Kentucky Derby Party

Classic Mint Julep Recipe to Serve at Your Kentucky Derby Party

Mint Juleps for your Kentucky Derby Party, mint julep recipe

Compare Mint Julep recipes and consider tempting alternatives:
Mint Juleps | Alcohol-Free Mint Julep | Mojito | Mint Tea Punch

A few years back we turned on the Today Show to see the smiling face of Al Roker standing at Churchill Downs learning how to make a classic mint julep from Fred Noe, a sev­enth-​gen­er­a­tion dis­tiller for Jim Beam. We think this might still be the best Mint Julep Recipe out there and we must admit, since then, we have spent many, many hours testing lots of other recipes. 🙂

.Here is the Mint Julep Recipe as seen on the Today Show:

  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 2 parts Bourbon
  • Add crushed ice
  • The most important part is the mint – first spank the mint and then add it to the mint julep cups
  • Top your mint julep off with more crushed ice
  • Enjoy!
  • Hint (not on the video): An extra-nice touch is to trim straws so they just slightly stick out of the cup. Hence, when guests sip from the short straws, their noses will be close to the refreshing mint garnish.

Continue Reading →

Mint Julep Cups on Sale at One Kings Lane!

We love the versatility of mint julep cups!  They can be used as individual vases or clustered together to create a fabulous centerpiece. After the party they make elegant pencil holders and of course, they can always be used as the perfect accompaniment to sipping the classic mint julep cocktail.  We also think mint julep cups make elegant hostess gifts!

One of our the most frequently asked questions here at Party Idea Pros is “Where can I find a fabulous mint julep cup like the ones recommended in our  A Day at the Races horse racing theme party package?”

We are thrilled to have discovered an entire page devoted to Mint Julep Cups on SALE at One King’s Lane!  Alternatively, Amazon offers a whole slew of mint julep cups for as low as  $10.08  and Organize.com has a classic Reed & Barton Sterling Beaker for $65.99. Cheers!

Party Hearty!

Unique Entertaining & Hostess Wedding Gifts

Hostess and Entertaining Wedding Gifts

Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls |Blenheim Napkin Rings and Placecard Holders |Essex Silver Creamer | Mint Julep Cups

One of my favorite couples is finally getting married.  Shannon and Joe have been together for 7 years.  I have had the honor of watching their relationship grow from smitten on their first date to a loving, supportive, and still smitten mature couple.  As is the custom today, their wedding announcement indicated that they were registered at the usual stores.  I spent way too long searching for the perfect present.  Finally I narrowed it down to the vacuum cleaner, the knife set, or a generic glass vase.  But rather than clicking “buy” I turned off the computer.  I wanted to gift this  amazing couple something special — something memorable.  Yes, I went rogue but I don't think anyone is complaining.

So the next time I tackled this gifting project, I went directly to Layla Grayce's selection of elegant and unique wedding gifts. I knew exactly what I was looking for — something elegant and classic, something the couple would use over and over again throughout their years together as they entertained family and friends.  I wanted a gift that would add that little extra to their table yet would be something they would never buy for themselves and something that I would want to immediately add to Party Idea {Pros} Classic Elegance party package.

Hostess & Entertaining Wedding Gifts: White Ceramic Cake Plates

White Footed Square Cake Stand | Pedestal Cake Plate | Ceramic White Cake Plates With Green Ribbon

In addition to the above feature pieces, I also fell in love will all three of these white ceramic cake plates.

In the end I chose the Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls because of their versatility.  These petite silver-plated brass bowls had that perfect touch of personality I was looking for.  I loved the fact that this set of six bowls could not only be filled with sweeteners for coffee and tea  but could also be filled with flowers, candy, and trinkets for a beautiful table display.  With so many options I hope my friends will come to treasure these little bowls and the memories they help create.
This is my wish for Shannon and Joe
May you celebrate life fully and always.

Party Hearty!

Mint Julep Cups on Sale!

Mint Julep Cups

Mint julep cups can be used as individual vases or clustered together to create a fabulous centerpiece. After the party they make elegant pencil holders. And of course, they can always be used as the perfect accompaniment to sipping the classic mint julep cocktail.

Mint Julep Cups on Sale!

One of our the most frequently asked questions here at Party Idea {Pros} is “Where can I find a fabulous mint julep cup like the ones recommended in our  A Day at the Races horse racing theme party package?”

We are thrilled to have discovered an entire page devoted to Mint Julep Cups on SALE at One King’s Lane!  Alternatively, Amazon offers a whole slew of mint julep cups for as low as  $10.08. Cheers!

Continue Reading →