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The drink of the derby

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Bartender Julie Renee Williams is the creator of this year’s thousand dollar mint julep recipe using Woodford Reserve. 

Kentucky Blackberry Mint Julep

Small ice cubes

1/4 cup blackberries, plus 1 blackberry for garnish

2 tbs. mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish

1 tbs. sugar

1 ½ oz. WR bourbon


Sparkling Mint Julep

3 large mint leaves

2 tsp. simple syrup

1 ½ oz. WR bourbon

4 oz. Korbel

Additional mint leaf for garnish {optional}