Kentucky Derby is celebrated the first Saturday in May with visitors from around the world gathering at the race track and all over Louisville. As "My Old Kentucky Home" plays before the race, julep cups are raised high, bringing tears to many eyes. To Kentuckians, a mint julep is more than a drink; it's a cup of emotion, full of tradition.
The classic version is served in silver julep cups, just like ours, which was the inspiration and backbone behind our entire business concept. Traditionally, the julep cups are filled to the rim with a refreshing concoction of the finest bourbon, simple syrup, fresh mint, and crushed ice. Once your mint julep scented candle has finished burning, refer to our candle guide here for how to clean out the wax and make yourself the most well-known racing cocktail in history!
Classic Mint Julep Recipe
- Fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon Mint Simple Syrup
- Crushed ice
- 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) bourbon
- 1 fresh mint sprig
Ashley McKinney, owner of Shining Light Photography, stopped by and we had a little photo shoot making the iconic cocktail from our candle julep cups. Scroll down and check it out!