Yum, We Love . . . Mint Juleps!

May 1, 2015

I went up the street to the local produce market yesterday to pickup a little fresh mint. And by a little I mean, my hand-basket was overflowing. In fact, a woman tapped me on my shoulder and boasted, “You should have come to my house this morning – I must’ve thrown out at least that much mint. Maybe more. Mind if I ask what you’re doing with it all? Are you making iced tea?” I told her it was the Kentucky Derby, and that I was making mint juleps. Her face froze, as she suddenly realized just what a precious resource she had wasted. “Mind if I grab some of those from you?” I thought you’d never ask . . .

There aren’t many cocktails that hit the spot quite like the julep. A frosty, silver cup full of refreshingly sweet bourbon . . . it’s what dreams are made of. That is, if you’re like me and your dreams regularly involve whiskey in some way, shape, or form.

Julep Perfection by HonestlyYUM

Julep Perfection by HonestlyYUM

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  • And speaking of juleps . . .
  • And from now on, every cake should come with candied bacon on top.
  • Four words: strawberry, rosewater, cardamon, lassi.

Here’s to a fun, julep-filled weekend! Btw, I’ve been blasting out on Snapchat a bunch lately — feel free to follow along by adding us at HonestlyYUM.

(images by HonestlyYUM)


I’m not usually a whisky or bourbon kinda gal, but I did enjoy a wonderful mint julep Saturday to celebrate the derby. It was a must! And my husband is the same, loves, loves his whisky. The drinks you made look amazing!

duuuude. those photos. DUUUUDE. Man. Yet again I want to punch my screen, THEY ARE SO GOOD.

Tracy!!! Ty, ty,ty, TY!! I can totally hear you saying this comment outloud and it’s making me blush 😛

Snapchat! You’re so hip, I’m jealous. These juleps are just glorious. How do you do it?? And I want to eat/drink all of those links (thanks for the shoutout!!) And I love your grocery store story – take that, smug mint-grower!

Haha, thanks Alanna – rumor has it someone else might be Snapchatting these days……

Berkeley is full of smug mint-growers. Frankly, it’s hard to handle.

Yes, of course my dreams involve whiskey! I love a good Julep but also pull out Man of War cocktails during Derby time cuz they’re such a classic too. And thanks for the link! Happy May Day/Lei Day/Derby weekend!

OMG Aida, your Man of War cocktails are the ULTIMATE!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by 🙂

ooh YUM! i love a mint julep. i’ll take some of that mint off of your hands too 🙂 i’ve been meaning to buy some mint anyway to recreate philz coffee!!! mint mojito coffee in the morning, mint julep in the afternoon, sounds like a perfect day!!

I think you’re on to something, Molly! Mint all day every day. When are you coming back to the Bay! Let’s hang!!!!

Ahhh, the 1st Day of May, it’s springtime, warm days, cool nights, the Kentucky Derby, and a young Homer’s heart turns to mint juleps…..

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