The spectacular female fashion often seen at the Kentucky Derby has played a large role in the history of the event. In fact, for many ladies it’s a time to express her Southern Belle. Her distinguished prima donna. Her inner Derby Diva. It’s also the time for bourbon-loving women to sip juleps. The Derby Diva Mint Julep Cup celebrates all things feminine with polka dots and bands of color in – pink, of course.
Located in the heart of Bourbon Country, and with a history of making whiskey jugs, it’s only natural for Stoneware to have a line of Julep Cups. The exact origins of the Mint Julep are unknown, but it is said to have originated in the southern United States during the eighteenth century. U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced the drink to Washington, D.C., at the Round Robin Bar in the famous Willard Hotel. The Mint Julep is best known as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, a position it has held since 1938, with Churchill Downs making over 120,000 for Derby fans each year.
Chill your Stoneware Julep Cup in the freezer for at least 30 minutes – it can be stored there permanently if you like. With a slightly flared rim, this cup is perfect for slow sipping – the only way a julep should be enjoyed. For an authentic Julep-sipping experience, we suggest following the recipe on our Julep pitcher. Cheers!
Consider using the Julep Cup as a vase for fresh cut flowers or as a pencil holder that makes a statement.
3.25” x 4”