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Where to Drink Mint Juleps in Atlanta Right Now

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Leon's Full Service.
| Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee/Bearings Guide

Derby Day is Saturday, but who says you can't sip on mint juleps all spring and summer long? Put on your best party hat and head to one of these top spots for the Kentucky classic.
Laura Scholz


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1. Leon's Full Service

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131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500
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Leon's has mint juleps, and bartender Miles Macquarrie teaches you how to make them right here.

2. The Pinewood Tippling Room

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254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-5507
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At the Pinewood Tippling Room, you can get your daily julep fix with the Prescription Julep, made with rye, VSOP, sugar, and mint. Bartender and Young Gun semifinalist Julian Goglia will also be mixing some specialty juleps just for Derby weekend.

3. One Flew South

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Terminal E
Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 816-3464
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Even if you're stuck traveling on the big day, you don't have to miss out on the festivities. Stop by One Flew South for mixologist Tiffanie Barriere's Basil Julep with Bulleit rye, canton ginger, and yes, fresh basil.

4. The Shed at Glenwood

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475 Bill Kennedy Way SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 835-4363
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The Shed at Glenwood's variation brings a citrus flair to the Kentucky classic. The Orange Basil Julep includes Four Roses Bourbon, fresh orange, and organic basil.

5. Bourbon Bar

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3315 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 946-9070
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Get in the Derby Day spirit at Bourbon Bar with Clay Livingston's Run for the Black Roses. This modern spin on the classic mint julep combines Woodford Reserve with blackberry mint shrub, crushed ice, and a splash of sparkling rose water.

6. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

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270 Peachtree St Ste 100
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-7200
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Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve serves as the base of the mint julep from White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, which uses apple mint for a tart twist.

7. DRINKSHOP

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45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30308
The mint julep gets a sugar boost at DRINKSHOP, where toffee-infused maple is combined with the classic bourbon, mint, crushed ice, and a cranberry garnish.

8. ONE. Midtown Kitchen

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599 Dutch Valley Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 892-4111
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ONE. Midtown Kitchen's Churchill Downs combines just three simple ingredients—Maker's, mint, sugar—but those are the ones that count.

9. Cook Hall

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3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 523-3600
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Like your julep with a side of lemon? Head to Cook Hall for the Lemon Grass Julep, with lemongrass simple syrup, fresh mint, bourbon, and crushed ice.

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1. Leon's Full Service

131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030
Leon's has mint juleps, and bartender Miles Macquarrie teaches you how to make them right here.
131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

2. The Pinewood Tippling Room

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
At the Pinewood Tippling Room, you can get your daily julep fix with the Prescription Julep, made with rye, VSOP, sugar, and mint. Bartender and Young Gun semifinalist Julian Goglia will also be mixing some specialty juleps just for Derby weekend.
254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

3. One Flew South

Terminal E, Atlanta, GA 30337
Even if you're stuck traveling on the big day, you don't have to miss out on the festivities. Stop by One Flew South for mixologist Tiffanie Barriere's Basil Julep with Bulleit rye, canton ginger, and yes, fresh basil.
Terminal E
Atlanta, GA 30337

4. The Shed at Glenwood

475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
The Shed at Glenwood's variation brings a citrus flair to the Kentucky classic. The Orange Basil Julep includes Four Roses Bourbon, fresh orange, and organic basil.
475 Bill Kennedy Way SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

5. Bourbon Bar

3315 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326
Get in the Derby Day spirit at Bourbon Bar with Clay Livingston's Run for the Black Roses. This modern spin on the classic mint julep combines Woodford Reserve with blackberry mint shrub, crushed ice, and a splash of sparkling rose water.
3315 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326

6. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

270 Peachtree St Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30303
Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve serves as the base of the mint julep from White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, which uses apple mint for a tart twist.
270 Peachtree St Ste 100
Atlanta, GA 30303

7. DRINKSHOP

45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30308
The mint julep gets a sugar boost at DRINKSHOP, where toffee-infused maple is combined with the classic bourbon, mint, crushed ice, and a cranberry garnish.
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30308

8. ONE. Midtown Kitchen

599 Dutch Valley Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
ONE. Midtown Kitchen's Churchill Downs combines just three simple ingredients—Maker's, mint, sugar—but those are the ones that count.
599 Dutch Valley Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

9. Cook Hall

3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Like your julep with a side of lemon? Head to Cook Hall for the Lemon Grass Julep, with lemongrass simple syrup, fresh mint, bourbon, and crushed ice.
3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

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