Invented in the southern United States, Mint Juleps made their grand entrance sometime during the 18th century.
Mint Juleps were traditionally served in a frozen pewter cup.
The official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby and Daisy's pick in The Great Gatsby, Mint Juleps are a quintessential summertime drink.
There are many types of whiskey, but be sure to buy bourbon whiskey to make your Mint Juleps.
It's not necessary to buy the best bourbon for Juleps since you're combining it with other flavors rather than sipping it alone, but don't choose the cheapest off the bottom shelf, either.