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The julep at Roosevelt Room
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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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Drink.Well

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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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Small Victory

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

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The Roosevelt Room

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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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Seven Grand

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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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Mattie's at Green Pastures

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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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Drink.Well

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
Drink.Well/Facebook

Small Victory

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

Small Victory
Small Victory
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

The Roosevelt Room

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
Roosevelt Room/Facebook

Seven Grand

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
Seven Grand/Facebook

Mattie's at Green Pastures

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

Nick Simonite

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