OBJECTS: Mint Julep Cups

Silver Mint Julep CupWhat’s the one travel souvenir you can’t leave the South without? A mint julep cup, of course. The classic bourbon cocktail was invented during the 18th century and has since become a symbol of the South. Ditto the mint julep cup, which is unique among barware, bearing little resemblance to any other type of cocktail glass. Traditionally, the cup is silver or silver-plated; often, it is personalized with a monogram. That being said, we’re partial to the copper version below, which gives the cup more of a rustic, masculine edge.  Whichever one you choose, recreating the mint julep is easy: all it takes is simple syrup, a sprig of spearmint and, most importantly, your favorite brand of bourbon. While the cocktail was deemed the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, our trip to Georgia is making us want to try this peach-brandy infused version from the great blog, Cocktail Culture.

Copper Mint Julep Cup

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