The Mumm Julep

Champagne julep garnished with strawberry
A sparkling take on the julep from the Derby's official Champagne sponsor, G.H. Mumm.

In celebration of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," a riff on the mint julep by G.H. Mumm, the official champagne of the 142nd Annual Kentucky Derby.


  • 3 ounces G.H. Mumm Champagne
  • .5 ounce Martell Cognac
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 6-7 mint leaves


In a julep tin or rocks glass, add mint leaves and sugar cube and a splash of water. Gently press mint leaves with a muddler to release oils. Add Cognac, Champagne and crushed ice, and stir gently. Top with more crushed ice to mound. Garnish with a mint bouquet and lemon peel.