Albariño Mint Julep
Brown Derby Cocktail
One of the best things about this Kentucky Derby cocktail is that it is lower-proof than traditional bourbon cocktails. Because this drink is made with Albariño, a type of white wine, it's much less alcoholic than drinks made with stronger spirits like bourbon or rye-based whiskey.
The peach-flavored liqueur helps balance out the flavor and adds a sweet note, making this drink ideal for sipping on a quiet porch or in the backyard garden on a warm spring or summer evening. This particular recipe calls for a large bunch of fresh mint to add aromatic flavor without muddling the mint leaves directly in the drink.
Because this recipe does not require any muddling, you can easily pack a mountain of crushed ice and loads of fresh mint into any metal Julep cup or double rocks glass, depending on what you have on hand.