Harlem Derby Festival 2019

Uptown Mint Julep Showcase

We created Harlem Derby to highlight the successful history and impact of African Americans in thoroughbred horse racing, including that legacy within the Kentucky Derby. Our mission is to celebrate Harlem’s iconic style, fashion, and food while showcasing the African American contribution to America’s oldest sport.

This year we will crown the Best 2019 Uptown Mint Julep!

From April 15th - May 4th, mixologists from 12+ participating Harlem restaurants and bars will compete in the First Annual Uptown Mint Julep Showcase. This contest is part of Harlem Derby Festival's 'Run for the Roses Gala & Kentucky Derby Watch Party' event which will be held at Red Rooster Harlem and Chez Luciennce on Saturday, May 4th at 4:00 PM.

Each contestant will create their own take on the Kentucky Derby's Classic Cocktail - The Mint Julep. Each Julep, made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Rye, Woodford Reserve Double Oak, and Woodford Reserve Malt will be evaluated on taste, presentation and creativity via Harlem Derby's Instagram Voting Contest: @harlemderby. Guests at The 7th Annual Run for the Roses Gala can also cast their votes for the 'Best 2019 Mint Julep.'  They'll also have the opportunity to sample all Uptown Mint Julep Showcase recipes.


See link below to learn more and get participation details. Then submit your detail to enter for your chance to win!

For more information, please contact the Harlem Derby Management Team at harlemderby@gmail.com.

This showcase and all of its components are the property of Harlem Derby, LLC. All rights reserved.

Enter Your Recipe to be Crowned Best 2019 Mint Julep!