We found five spots in New York City perfect for celebrating the most exciting two minutes in sports. All these classi joints are serving the classic mint julep, some with a creative twist, and other Derby Day-themed cocktails. Blueberry mule, anyone?
This bohemian-chic neighborhood restaurant and café will serve its mint julep with Woodford Reserve; the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. From award-winning beverage director Jennifer Sandella, take a sip of a classic mint julep while enjoying the race of the year.
Tasca will offer its take on the race-day drink, putting some Spanish flair on the classic cocktail. Tasca’s mint julep contains Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon, lemon juice, ginger syrup, mint leaves, ginger beer and Gonzales Byass Spanish Vermouth. Compliment the high energy of the derby with the bright flavors Tasca brings to the table.
Join Somewhere Nowhere for its 11th-annual Derby Day event. With two ticket options, you can cheers with endless Mint Juleps through an open bar or table reservation. Show off your fanciest Churchill Downs-ready hat and outfit during the Derby bash for a chance to win the $1,000 prize. Purchase tickets online.
Drink Derby-themed cocktails during Tanners Smith's four-hour open bar event. Mint juleps and blueberry mules will be served alongside delicious bites, including buffalo chicken spring rolls and Thai delved eggs. Place your bets with a mint julep in one hand and a tasty treat in the other. Purchase tickets online.
This industrial-chic rooftop is set to hold its annual Kentucky Derby Party. Tickets include an open bar, live entertainment, Hors D'oeuvres and a contest for best dressed. Drink your mint julep while staring at amazing views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan skyline. Purchase tickets online.