Mint Julep Gift Set Delivery – Toronto And Ontario

Ah! That lovely Julep mint cocktail! The quintessential drink of the Kentucky Derby and deep south! 

Julep gift sets are relatively uncommon, yet with the right ingredients, these make for the perfect drink gift. Whether it’s a Julep birthday gift or a Mint Julep gift set for any other occasion, we have you covered. 

The Mint Julep is probably the most common variation you may have heard of, but as we will show through the rest of this page, it’s possible to make Julep cocktails with several different variations.

Mint Julep Gift Sets

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What Is Typically Included In Your Mint Julep Gift Sets?

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Liquor For Mint Julep Cocktail Kit

The mint julep is among the most refreshing cocktails ever invented. You can make a traditional julep cocktail with either whiskey or bourbon. In the US, it’s most common with bourbon and is associated as the drink of the famous Kentucky Derby. 

When you choose a julep gift basket from us, you can also check the individual product descriptions for the base liquor. For example we offer julep gifts that feature spirits like bourbon and cognac.

Julep Gifts With Fruits And Vegetables

You can complement your Julep gift sets with our organic, fresh fruits and vegetables. 

At 180 Drinks, we source only organic fruits and vegetables. Our customers love this because it makes the gifting experience more wholesome. Check with us for the fruits and vegetables in season that you can pair with your gift. 

Herbs And Spices

The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, and historically was a vehicle for medicine. The word itself is derived from the Spanish “julepe”, from Spanish Arabic, and this from the Persian word گلاب (Golâb), meaning rosewater. English juleps, as opposed to later American mint juleps, were primarily medicinal and  lightly alcoholic.

The native US mint was substituted for rose water, and the Mint Julep was born. We offer fresh mint with each of our Julep gift sets.

Citrus Fruits 

At 180 Drinks, we use citrus fruits for some of our Julep drink gifts.

Do you know you can make a Mint Julep Lemonade? Lemons accentuate the flavors of the whiskey or bourbon in the Julep cocktail. 

The burst of fresh lemony aromas in the Julep drink is a welcome change from the usual mint. 

Mint Julep Kit Sweeteners 

Simple syrup is often used in most Julep cocktails. However, you can also use other syrups like honey to add in that touch of sweetness. We offer our range of syrups that can be bundled along with your Julep kits. 

Bitters 

The usual Mint Julep cocktail doesn’t include bitters. But we think that bitters are always a delightful way of playing around with the different flavors and aromas of a drink.

Bitters are botanics that accentuate existing notes in the liquor and add further complexities to the drink. Just a dash of bitters such as the Angostura bitters can take the flavors of the Julep cocktail to another level. 

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Garnishes 

The most common garnish for the Mint Julep, is, of course, mint! But you can add a host of other garnishes such as:

  • Orange slice
  • Lemon zest
  • Blackberries

Mint Julep Kit Ice 

Ice in a cocktail or any other drink, serves two purposes: it chills the drink and as the water melts, it impacts the flavors that develop. 

The Mint Julep typically uses crushed ice. When you are gifting curated Julep gift sets such as this, you might as well add in the perfect ice. At 180 Drinks, we supply special small ice cube trays that create ice to give the appearance of crushed ice without the inconsistent and over dilution that often comes with it. 

Mint Julep Cup Set

The Mint Julep was considered the drink of the wealthy and the rich and famous because not everyone had access to the silver or pewter cup in which the drink is served. 

For an authentic experience when making Juleps at home, you might want to serve this drink in a mint Julep mug.

However, the drink can also be served in highball glasses or even a double Old Fashioned glass. We can include the glassware of choice when we ship your Mint Julep gift set.

Mint Julep Recipe Cards 

At 180 Drinks, we believe that a gift should offer an overall experience. It’s why we like to include some of our best mint julep recipes with our drink gifts. 

An instructional video will guide the giftee through the drink building process.

Snacks 

You can make your Mint Julep gift set more complete with other food items. These include: 

  • Hummus and crackers
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Jerky
  • Pretzels
  • Nuts
  • Spreads
  • Popcorn
  • Chocolates

Check the individual product description for snack options available to include with your drink gift.

Mint Julep Set Bar Tools 

The Julep is one of the few cocktails that not only has its own glass, but also its own barware. The Julep strainer was created to sip the drink from the small mountain of ice that it is served with. A drinker would place the strainer on top of a Mint Julep and use it to hold back the crushed ice and mint

These days, mixologists often serve the Julep cocktail with a straw to avoid having to drink while using a Julep strainer. We can add in any of the most common barware to complement your Julep gift sets. This can be a bar spoon, stirrer or muddler even. 

Check with us if in doubt and our mixologists would be happy to help you out.

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Personalize Your Mint Julep Gift Set

We can personalize your Julep gift sets with a special message to the giftee. 

All you have to do is add a note at the time of ordering. We will make sure the recipient gets it!

Julep Gift Sets FAQs

I am interested in the Julep gift sets. What are the areas you serve?

For gifts without liquor, we ship anywhere in Canada and the US. 

 

We deliver through our couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and surrounding cities below in Ontario, Canada. 

 

  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Brampton 
  • Brant 
  • Brantford 
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • Cambridge 
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby 
  • Guelph
  • Halton Hills 
  • Hamilton 
  • Ingersoll 
  • King City 
  • Kitchener 
  • Lincoln 
  • London 
  • Markham 
  • Milton 
  • Mississauga 
  • Newmarket 
  • Niagara Falls 
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Oakville
  • Oshawa
  • Pelham
  • Pickering
  • Port Colborne
  • Richmond Hill
  • Schomberg
  • St. Catharines
  • Stratford
  • Thorold
  • Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York)
  • Vaughan
  • Waterloo
  • Stratford
  • Welland
  • Whitby
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodstock

City not listed? Do not fret, get in contact with us today for a custom quote.

Do you ship Julep cocktail gifts outside Ontario?

We ship our cocktail gifts, including liquor to cities, provinces, or countries not listed in the “Where do you ship or deliver” FAQ,  for an additional fee. We coordinate this through a local merchant. 

 

When you choose this, your cocktail gift would ship in two shipments. You would receive the liquor from our partner merchant. The non-alcohol drink ingredients would be sent directly from 180 Drinks. Contact us if you would like to choose this option. 

I have ordered your Julep gifts. When will my order be delivered or shipped?

Order by 5pm for next day delivery via our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and select cities below in Ontario (See FAQ:  “Where do you ship or deliver to”).

 

For orders via courier, orders will be processed for delivery the next business day. The shipping time depends on the shipping method and carrier selected. 

 

Our subscription boxes are prepared for shipment or delivery by the first week of each month. We will send you an email with a tracking number for shipments sent via post.

Can I pick up the Mint Julep gift set?

Absolutely! You can pick up your gift for FREE from 9am to 8pm every day at our office. This is our address: 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON L4Z 1N8. 

Can you send my Julep gifts on a specific date?

We can do that! When you order from us, you can select a preferred delivery date. We will then schedule your gift for the delivery or ship date desired. 

What’s the best Julep recipe?

This often comes down to preference. With our gifts we offer classic and modernist variations of Julep. 

 

The key ingredients for a great classic Mint Julep are: 

  • A great high proof bourbon
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh simple syrup
  • Small ice cubes

What does your cocktail gift set subscription include?

A subscription ensures that you make your giftee remember you each month. It’s the perfect gift that keeps giving. With a cocktail subscription, your giftee receives a new unique cocktail each month for a selected duration. You can purchase a cocktail gift set subscription with the following options:

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • Infinity (Billed Monthly) 

 

The process is simple: Subscriptions of your cocktail gift set will ship directly. Your giftee will take their drink gift at the same time every month, and we email them to notify of its arrival! 

I have ordered your Julep gift sets. Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding the order?

You can email us for cancelations or renewals of your Julep gift sets/Mint Julep gift set subscription. 

Do you get your liquor for your Mint Julep Gifts gifts from the LCBO?

The LCBO offers a great selection of liquor for Mint Julep cocktail gifts for residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ontario. We do source our liquor for our gifts from the LCBO.

Do you sell you Mint Julep Gift Sets on Amazon or Etsy?

Currently we only sell our Mint Julep Gift Sets gift sets through our website. Amazon and Etsy currently do not allow for the sale of gifts with alcohol on their platform. 

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