We’re off to the races! Extravagant hats, mint juleps, and risky bets—that’s right, the most exciting two minutes of sports is almost here. In honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby, we decided to put a new spin on the classic mint julep by switching up bourbon for Chardonnay.

Ready for the big race? Make your Derby Day experience an enjoyable one by giving this recipe a try, and let us know what you think on social by tagging our handle @Coravin!

What you’ll need:

Glass: Rocks

Garnish: Mint Sprig


  • 2 oz Roth, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast (or your favorite bottle!)
  • 1 tsp Bourbon Barreled Maple Syrup
  • 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 5-6 Mint Leaves
  • Splash (or to taste) Club Soda

Note: If you can’t find bourbon barreled maple syrup, regular maple syrup works perfectly.


Inside rocks glass, muddle mint together with bourbon barreled maple syrup until mint aromas and flavors are released. Add ice, coffee liqueur and wine. Stir gently. Finish with a splash of club soda to add a refreshing crisp taste to every sip. Cheers!