Bootleg Drink Recipe

Bootleg: Minnesota's Take on Mint Julep

Bootleg Season

Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff of the bootleg season. Bootlegs are Minnesota’s version of a Mint Julep/Mojito (favored by the Kentucky Derby crowd) and one of our state’s best kept summer cocktail secrets. 

The recipe varies from place to place, as does the actual origin of the drink. Many country clubs in town sell bottles of their own Bootleg mix, and these vary in color from swampy (fresh mint) to bright green (food coloring), but the basics are lime/lemonade, fresh mint and simple syrup. 
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