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The Best Mint Juleps in America

One of these top mint julep spots could be right around the corner, even if you’re miles away from the winner’s circle.

With the first Saturday in May in sight, we’ve got big hats and mint juleps on our minds. Luckily, even if you’re not in Kentucky for the big race, you can still get your hands on this traditional Kentucky Derby cocktail. From classic recipes served in a silver julep cup to new twists with even more refreshing ingredients, bars across America are serving some of the finest mint juleps around.

Ready to start sipping? Our friends at Yelp combed through thousands of reviews mentioning “mint julep” across the U.S. to determine where you’ll find the most delightful derby drinks for race day. Their results considered the total volume and ratings of reviews and allowed two businesses per state to ensure geographic diversity. That very well could mean one of these top mint julep spots could be right around the corner, even if you’re miles away from the winner’s circle.

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