Bourbon Heritage month, Recipes

The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep Is there anything more iconic than Mint Juleps at the Derby? We don't think so. Generally folks are either in the "Love it" or "Hate it" group. It is a spirit forward bourbon cocktail and mint is not some folk's cup of tea...or bourbon as it were. The trick to a perfect… Continue reading The Mint Julep

Bourbon Heritage month, Recipes

Kentucky Coffee

Kentucky Coffee Everyone knows and loves Irish Coffee. As with all cocktails, its history is a bit murky because...well alcohol. It is rumored to have been officially named in 1945 in an airport bar in Ireland where a bartender took pity on some cold and weary travelers and made them an Irish coffee. We know… Continue reading Kentucky Coffee

Bourbon Heritage month

The Kentucky Mule

Bourbon Mule Mules are hands down one of the most popular cocktails today- in fact I imagine that you could add any spirit or flavor to a mule and it would sell like hotcakes. The funny thing is that the mule is a totally fabricated drink created to move a back stock of ginger beer… Continue reading The Kentucky Mule

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The Mint Julep

It is Derby week here in Louisville! That means horses, bourbon, and hats! Here at Make & Muddle, we have been drinking mint juleps since it was warm enough to sit on a porch somewhere. Often folks will run screaming the other directions from mint juleps, stating they are too sweet. Sweetness is a matter… Continue reading The Mint Julep