6 Mint Recipes for Summer!

Today we are celebrating the Mint Julep! Mint Juleps are most commonly associated with the Kentucky Derby, a two-day horse racing event.  A popular drink at the race, in fact nearly 120,000 mint juleps are served each year at the Derby.

In honor of the day, I am bringing you six mint recipes that are perfect for a hot summer day.

6 fun mint recipes for summer

The mint julep became the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1938.  The glasses that they were served in were often taken home as collectors items by the derby goers.

Mint is the perfect match for a hot summer.  If you love mint and chocolate, be sure to check out my previous post Awesome chocolate Mint recipes.

So…let’s kick this party off with a Mint Julep recipe!

6 fun mint recipes for summerKentucky Derby Mint Julep Lemonade from Hot Beauty Health

Fun Fact: In 2006, Churchill Downs started serving a specialty julep in gold plated cups with silver straws for $1000 each.  Not sure how many they actually sell, but it is definitely memorable!

Chicken Wraps with Mango Basil and Mint from Martha Stewart

Did you know? The US grows 70% of the world’s mint with top producing states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Grilled Swordfish with Sugar Snap Peas, Strawberries and Mint from Fitness Magazine

Mint is fun at parties!

Add chopped mint leaves to your ice cube tray.  The result is refreshing ice cubes perfect for party drinks!

6 fun mint recipes for summer

Watermelon Mint from Camille Styles

Fresh Tortellini with Asparagus, Peas and Mint from Fine Cooking

6 fun mint recipes for summer

Chicken Pita with Tzatziki from KitchMe

See something you want to try?  Cook up some cool minty treats for summer get togethers!

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