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Mint Julep Month Kickoff Party

On April 8, Garden & Gun partnered with Maker’s Mark® and Bourbon Country® to kick off Mint Julep Month® in New York City. The exclusive party celebrated the iconic Southern cocktail with twists on the original julep from four Southern experts and toasted the efforts to support water sustainability by ditching plastic straws.

 

Special thanks to:

Bourbon Country

Maker’s Mark

Kellie Thorn

Matt Lofink

Ryan Casey

Stacie Stewart

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From left: Christian Bryant, Claire Robinson, and Drew Tybus sip on specialty juleps to toast Mint Julep Month.

photo: Monica Schipper

Featured Mint Julep Month bartenders pose with their original cocktails. From left: Matt Lofink, Stacie Stewart, Ryan Casey, and Kellie Thorn.

photo: Monica Schipper

From left: Kristin Kelly, Mignonne Gavigan, and Pauline Sokol Nakios sip on cocktails with paper straws to support Maker’s Mark’s efforts to improve our environment.

photo: Sean Sime

Chef Newman Miller of Star Hill Provisions at Maker’s Mark Distillery shares his Kentucky Country Ham Toasts with Gigi Burris and pairs them with Maker’s Mark Private Select Bourbon.

photo: Sean Sime

From left: Blair Clark, Rebecca Darwin, and Cleo Battle raise a glass to Mint Julep Month.

photo: Sean Sime

The Carolina Gents perform bluegrass music throughout the afternoon event.

photo: Sean Sime

From left: Matthew Evins, Katie Alland, and Rob Samuels toast Mint Julep Month.

photo: Monica Schipper

Andee Olson and Lindsay Pratt try original twists on the classic Southern mint julep.

photo: Monica Schipper

Ryan Casey’s specialty julep: Nature’s Sweet Restorer, with an herbal citrus twist.

photo: Sean Sime

Cressida Suttles poses with a julep during the brunch.

photo: Sean Sime

Rheana Murray and Sara Forney sip on Kellie Thorn’s julep: A Study in Pink.

photo: Monica Schipper

The classic Maker’s Mark mint julep.

photo: Sean Sime

Guests mingle on the terrace of the Gramercy Park Hotel.

photo: Sean Sime

Stacey Yates and Cleo Battle toast the start of Mint Julep Month—a thirty-day celebration of the iconic Southern cocktail.

photo: Monica Schipper

From left: Sally Cade Holmes and Reed Wilkerson enjoy Ryan Casey’s and Kellie Thorn’s julep creations.

photo: Monica Schipper

Stacie Stewart of Louisville made the Fourth Turn with light, bubbly notes with the veteran Derby-goer in mind.

photo: Sean Sime