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April 5 to May 5, 2018

Count down to the Kentucky Derby with Garden & Gun and Bourbon Country® by celebrating the classic Southern cocktail for thirty days leading up to “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” Bars and restaurants across the nation will toast Mint Julep Month® with custom cocktails and special events.

In honor of Mint Julep Month, Garden & Gun and Maker's Mark® encourage participants to use paper straws and ditch the plastic to make a lasting positive difference for our environment. For more information on our cause, CLICK HERE

Participating Venues

Find a restaurant or bar with a specialty julep being offered throughout Mint Julep Month.

Julep Recipes

Garden & Gun has tapped four of the South’s top bartenders—Kellie Thorn of Atlanta, Matt Lofink of New Orleans, Ryan Casey of Charleston, South Carolina, and Stacie Stewart of Louisville—to share make-at-home twists on the classic.

Mint Julep Month in Louisville

Louisville is counting down to Derby season by celebrating Mint Julep Month with special events, promotions, and culinary delights.