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We’re back with more Kentucky Derby inspiration! This time, it’s all about the classic Derby drink: mint juleps!

Keeping the bourbon + mint flowing is a must for anyone hosting a Kentucky Derby party or wedding. This bride’s got it down:

Image credit: Tracy Turpen

Mint juleps are delicious served in all sorts of containers, though we, of course, love the aesthetic Southern-ness of the classic silver cup. Find them at flea markets, estate sales, or on eBay, or buy reproductions in bulk from Save on Crafts or Jamali Garden. Don’t forget a perfectly mint-colored striped straw!

Credits, clockwise from top left: Justin & Mary Marantz, Kate Headley, Patricia Lyons, Lisa Lefkowitz

Like your mint juleps but want them as decor, too? We’ve got you covered. These petite containers look perfect marching down a table or perched on a bar.

Image credits, clockwise from top left: A Bryan Photo (decor by Calder Clark), Mimmo + Naz via Style Me Pretty, Michael Norwood (decor by the Treasured Petal), Kate Headley via Southern Weddings (decor by A Trendy Wedding), Scott Piner via Southern Weddings (decor by A Beautiful Event), Tim Will via Southern Weddings (decor by A Charleston Bride)

Not a fan of the strong stuff? Mint julep cupcakes might be more your style. We think these ones, from Hostess with the Mostess and the Cupcake Queen, are adorable!

Still in need of a mint julep recipe? We spotted this one on Food & Wine that looks divine.

Will you be serving mint juleps this weekend, or at your wedding?

emily Written with love by Emily
2 Comments
  1. avatar Lori reply

    We are doing engagement pictures this weekend and plan to incorporate mint juleps! My fiancé is a born and bred KY boy and a huge fan of Derby and horse racing I’m general, so it’s perfect.

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