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    April is Mint Julep Month in Louisville.  Even though I’ve tried to debunk the myth that Mint Juleps are not supposed to taste like alcoholic mouthwash, there are still people who aren’t brave enough to try a good one.  That’s OK, though, because there are plenty of other unconventional ways to have your Mint Julep this month.

    1. Try some Maker’s Mark Mint Julep truffles from Art Eatables, made with the Maker’s Mark premixed Mint Julep.  Pick up a box of bourbon truffles while you’re there!

    2. Try Tim Laird’s Chocolate Mint Julep recipe:

                    In a mixing glass, add:

                    4 ounces Comfy Cow Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream

                    1½ ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

                    Squeeze of chocolate syrup

                    Stir and pour into chilled martini glass

    3. Try the Mint Julep Gelato at Ghyslain Bistros in NuLu and Westport Village.

    4. Try a little Mint Julep Sugar from Bourbon Barrel Foods in your next recipe, such as Mint Julep sugar cookies.

    5. Pick up a Mint Julep Cream Pie from The Bakery at Sullivan.

    6. Pick up some adorable Mint Julep soap from Moss Hill on Story Avenue.

    7. Pick up a beautiful ceramic Mint Julep cup from Louisville Stoneware.  They have several with candles in them, as well.

    8. Check out the Mint Julep themed coasters from Hound Dog Press.

    9. Pick up a snazzy Mint Julep tie or lapel pin from The Kentucky Derby Museum.

    10. Accessorize your home with this adorable Mint Julep recipe tea towel from Mint Julep Cups in Shelbyville.

    No matter your preference about bourbon, everyone can join in the celebration of Mint Julep Month!

    Photos Courtesy of Art Eatables, Ghyslain, Bourbon Barrel Foods, The Bakery at Sullivan, Moss Hill, Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Derby Museum, and Mint Julep Cups

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    About Maggie Kimberl

    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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