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5 Mint Juleps to Drink in Austin Right Now

For Derby Day and beyond

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The julep at Roosevelt Room
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Spring is made for mint juleps, perfect for outdoor sipping. Mix up muddled mint, sugar, and bourbon, serve it up in that elegant silver cup, and it’s good to go. It doesn't hurt that it pairs well with Derby Day on Saturday, May 7, either.

Austin's mint julep options include traditional drinks at Seven Grand, a brandy one from Roosevelt Room, a peach iteration at Mattie’s, and others.

Keeping with the julep theme, here is Eater’s updated Derby Day guide. For other specific drink needs, check out Austin’s best margaritas, as well as the city’s cocktail heatmap, essential bars, and iconic drinks.

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1. Drink.Well

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207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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While not on the actual menu, ask the North Loop bar to make you a mint julep; you won’t regret it.

A julep from Drink.Well
A julep from Drink.Well
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2. Small Victory

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108 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

For an excellent mint julep, seek out the classic downtown bar.

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Small Victory
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3. The Roosevelt Room

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307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

Take a cocktail history lesson at the Roosevelt Room with the brandy julep found under the Early Years category.

The brandy julep at Roosevelt Room
The brandy julep at Roosevelt Room
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4. Seven Grand

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405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 520-4582
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The downtown whiskey bar can whip up a mint julep with any bottle from its international library of whiskeys and bourbons.

Seven Grand’s julep
Seven Grand’s julep
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5. Mattie's at Green Pastures

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811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-1888
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The classic Bouldin Creek restaurant features the John Henry’s Julep, made with bourbon and peach rooibos brandy.

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1. Drink.Well

207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
A julep from Drink.Well
A julep from Drink.Well
Drink.Well/Facebook

While not on the actual menu, ask the North Loop bar to make you a mint julep; you won’t regret it.

207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

2. Small Victory

108 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Small Victory
Small Victory
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

For an excellent mint julep, seek out the classic downtown bar.

108 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

3. The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
The brandy julep at Roosevelt Room
The brandy julep at Roosevelt Room
Roosevelt Room/Facebook

Take a cocktail history lesson at the Roosevelt Room with the brandy julep found under the Early Years category.

307 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

4. Seven Grand

405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Seven Grand’s julep
Seven Grand’s julep
Seven Grand/Facebook

The downtown whiskey bar can whip up a mint julep with any bottle from its international library of whiskeys and bourbons.

405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Mattie's at Green Pastures

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
Nick Simonite

The classic Bouldin Creek restaurant features the John Henry’s Julep, made with bourbon and peach rooibos brandy.

811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704

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