Kentucky Derby Cocktails for a Refreshing Race Day!

Malt Julep

It’s time to replace March Madness brackets with racing programs because the 145th Kentucky Derby is right around the corner!

Enjoy the fastest two minutes in sports with an array of cocktails from William Grant & Sons. Raise your glass at the “Call to the Post” with refreshing recipes from Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s Gin, Tullamore D.E.W. and Fistful of Bourbon!




Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Ambassador

Glenfiddich Malt Julep

2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

Bruised mint Leaves

¼ part simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Method: Build with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs in a traditional julep cup.


Created by Tim Herlihy, National Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W.

Tully Smash

2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original

½ part fresh lemon juice

¾ part rich demerara syrup

8 mint leaves

2 lemon wedges

3 brandied cherries

Method: Add Tullamore D.E.W., Lemon Juice

and syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain

over glass filled with fresh pebble ice.

Garnish with lemon wedges, mint leaves, and cherries.


Created by Mattias Horseman, Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador

Hendrick’s Mint Julep

1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin

½ part Ancho Verde

½ part kiwi pineapple syrup

¼ part honey

½ part fresh lime juice

1 dash Bitterman’s Tiki Bitters

Method: Add ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a teacup filled with ice. Garnish with mint leaves.



Created by Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons Director of Brand AdvocacyI

Fistful Smash

2 parts Fistful of Bourbon

½ part grapefruit oleo

½ part fresh lemon juice

10 loose mint leaves

Method: Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and grapefruit twist.


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