The 9 Best Southern Cocktail Recipes -- Just in Time for Derby Day!

A classic julep is a natural favourite for cocktailing on Derby Day, but that doesn't mean we can't branch out and experiment on occasion. Enter this list of flavour-packed libations perfect for the belles of the ball and the southern gentlemen who are off to the races.
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Classic Mint Julep

Base: Bourbon

Garnish: Mint

Southern Flavour: Mint

Full Recipe: The Kentucky Derby

Glass: Silver julep cup
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Peach Mojitos

Base: White rum

Garnish: Peaches and mint

Southern Flavour: Peach

Full Recipe: Southern Living

Glass: Rocks glass
9 Southern Cocktails

Cajun Lemonade

Base: Vodka

Garnish: Lemon slices

Southern Flavour: Tabasco

Full Recipe: Food and Wine

Glass: Rocks glass
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The Kentucky Cousin

Base: Bourbon

Garnish: Mint and cherries

Southern Flavour: Iced tea

Full Recipe: Food and Wine

Glass: Rocks glass or goblet
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Shoo-Fly Punch

Base: Bourbon

Garnish: Orange slices

Southern Flavour: Ginger beer

Full Recipe: Southern Living

Glass: Mason jar
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Blackberry Mint Julep Margarita

Base: Tequila

Garnish: Blackberries

Southern Flavour: Honey

Full Recipe: Drinkhacker.com

Glass: Silver julep cup
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Lavender Bee's Knees

Base: Gin

Garnish: Lavender sprig

Southern Flavour: Honey

Full Recipe: Honestly Yum

Glass: Coupe
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Whiskey Smash

Base: Whiskey

Garnish: Mint

Southern Flavour: Mint

Full Recipe: Domaine

Glass: Collins glass
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Spring Reviver

Base: Rosé

Garnish: Strawberry

Southern Flavour: Rhubarb

Full Recipe: Drinkhacker.com

Glass: Coupe
Want to amp up your cocktail game? Check out our Cocktails Board on Pinterest for more recipes. Photographs: Eva KolenkoJennifer Davick, Tina RuppBeth Dreiling Hontzas, via Creative-Culinary, Courtesy of HonestlyYUM, Courtesy of Liquor.com, via Martha Stewart 

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