The Mint Julep
Let’s Prepare For Your Kentucky Derby Sips Experience
Welcome! We’re so excited to host you! Please prepare for your Mint Julep Experience by following the steps below. If you have any questions along the way, just ask!
PLEASE REFRIGERATE YOUR CITRUS! YOU’RE THE ZEST!
Step 1. Grab A Fancy Hat
This step is optional, but highly recommended! Need a little motivation? Check out this playlist that’ll transport you to the track!
Step 2. Prepare Your Tools
- Mixing Beaker: Or you can use a pint glass or glass measuring cup
- Measurement Tools: A jigger, shot glass, or tablespoon (2 tbsps = 1 oz)
- Bar Spoon or Chopstick
- Knife or Vegetable Peeler
- 2 Glasses: We recommend 2 Collins Glasses for this cocktail, but feel free to use your favorite glassware
- Ziplock Bag
- Muddler or Mallet: To crush ice
COCKTAIL KITS SHIPPED TO ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, IDAHO, MICHIGAN, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, TENNESSEE, AND UTAH DO NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL.
We recommend bringing bourbon for your cocktail or use your spirit of choice!
Step 3. Prepare Your Ingredients
For guests receiving ingredient delivery in advance, your kit will be arriving from Cocktail Courier. You must sign for your package and you may be asked for an ID to verify you’re over 21.
IN ADDITION TO THE INGREDIENTS IN YOUR KIT, ALL GUESTS PLEASE PREPARE THESE INGREDIENTS:
- Ice: At least 4 cups
FOR GUESTS PROVIDING THEIR OWN INGREDIENTS, HERE IS THE FULL INGREDIENT LIST:
- 3 oz Bourbon
- 0.5 oz Maple Mint Syrup (Recipe Below)
- 2 Dashes Bitters
- 2 oz Ginger Beer
- Garnish: Lemon Swath
Maple Mint Syrup
- 1 Cup Water
1 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
Step 4. Prepare Your Platform
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT VIDEO PLATFORM, SUCH AS ZOOM, DOWNLOADED FOR YOUR EVENT.
For a more interactive event, we encourage all guests to turn their video on during the experience.
YOU’RE ALL SET!
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXPERIENCE WE’LL SEND THE EVENT LINK TO YOUR INBOX. IN THE MEANTIME, CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL ETIQUETTE TIPS OR BAR GAMES.
(Yeah, we’d choose the bar games too.)
Prepare your space – Make sure you have a strong internet connection with little background noise if possible
Mute yourself when not speaking – This will eliminate background noise (like cocktail shaking!) that makes it difficult for others to hear the speaker.
Be sure to come prepared – Come with ingredients and supplies ready! Set yourself up in the kitchen where you have ample counter space and access to a sink.
Please come 10 minutes early – This way we can get to know each other and start right on time!
AMPLIFY YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THESE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES!
Head to the track! – Transport yourself to the race with this downloadable Zoom background.
Discover more Kentucky Derby team building activities!
Or make a pregame cocktail – A light refreshment to get the juices flowing before your virtual experience.