The Kentucky Derby is around the corner. There you’ll find that the whiff of horses is always accompanied by the scent of mint, because if you’re at the Derby, you’re never far from a Mint Julep! We made this classic cocktail here at VinePair to show you how it’s done — it’s really very simple. But we also made a Mint Julep slushy, just in case it gets real hot this weekend. Enjoy!

Classic Mint Julep

Mint Julep Slushy