Diane Crump Blackberry Mint Julep

This cocktail was created by Woodford Reserve to commemorated the first female jockey to ride in The Kentucky Derby, Diane Crump.


  • 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 1 barspoon Blackberry Preserves (blackberry is the official fruit of Kentucky)
  • 1 barspoon Simple Syrup
  • Mint Bitters
  • Fresh Blackberries and Mint Sprigs, for garnish
  • Crushed Ice


  1. At the bottom of the julep cup mix 1 bar spoon of blackberry preserves and 1 bar spoon of simple syrup.
  2. Add 2 – 4 dashes of mint bitters.
  3. Fill two-thirds of cup with crushed ice.
  4. Add sipping straw and Woodford Reserve Bourbon.
  5. Top off cup with more crushed ice (packed in).
  6. Top with fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint to garnish.
  7. Put the mint near the straw, so the smell enhances each sip. Enjoy!

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Woodford Reserve Announces $1K Mint Julep Honoring 50th Anniversary of First Female Jockey to Ride in The Kentucky Derby

It’s been 50 years since Jockey Diane Crump became the first female to ride in The Kentucky Derby -- and this year’s Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program celebrates that milestone.