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Episode 185 - The Mint Julep: From Persia with Love

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

36min
This episode may contain explicit content.

In this Bar Cart Foundations episode, we trace the history of the mint julep and describe some important points regarding its craft.

  • We begin by trying to define what a julep is, where it comes from, and where mint enters into the equation.
  • Next, we place its formulation in contrast to other drinks that were popular during its heyday - that time being the late 1700s to mid-1800s.
  • After that, we talk about its connection with the Kentucky Derby, which leads to a few fun equestrian mixological digressions.
  • And we wrap with some tips for preparing mint Juleps in the year 2021 in time for the Kentucky Derby or whatever other excuse you might have for making them.

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