Derby Day: Charles Dickens “Enchanting” Mint Julep

Derby Day: Charles Dickens “Enchanting” Mint Julep

Jonathan Laurel, West Main Crafting Co., Lexington, Ky.



  1. Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl and fill halfway with ice. Swizzle aggressively to chill and dilute. Top with a mound of cobbled ice and garnish with healthy sprigs of mint and a variety of flowers. Express a lemon peel and discard. Serve with long straws.
  2. I love this large-format version. Every bar in the South has a julep, but I haven’t seen any batched. It’s a little tiki, almost—maybe Kentiki?