[12 Days of Giveaways] On the Twelfth Day of Christmas:

This is it! The last book of our [12 Days of Giveaways] contest- your chance to win some of our best books! And what better way to end it than with the perfect stocking stuffer? All you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog, or re-tweet our [12 Days of Giveaways] message on Twitter and you’re automatically entered to win. If you comment or re-tweet everyday, you’ll be entered to win our 13th day GRAND PRIZE of all 12 books, worth $300!

Stay tuned though- tomorrow we’ll announce the GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

Today’s prize:

The Kentucky Mint Julep

The ultimate guide to the quintessential Derby drink! A simple concoction—bourbon, mint, sugar, and water—the mint julep is legendary. Few people know its history and even fewer know how to properly mix this classic cocktail. Lighthearted, entertaining, and informative, The Kentucky Mint Julep explores the lore and legend of the Kentucky Derby’s traditional tipple. Joe Nickell looks at the origins of the julep, offers a brief history of American whiskey and Kentucky bourbon, and shares some classic julep tales. Information on julep cups, tips on garnishing and serving, and reminiscences from the likes of Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, and General John Hunt Morgan give a fun, historic look at Kentucky’s favorite drink. The book includes numerous recipes—for classic juleps, modern variations, non-alcoholic versions, and the author’s own thoroughly researched “perfect” mint julep. This delightful book is illustrated with historic photographs, a map of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and more.

“Mint, syrup, bourbon. Horse-racing fans instantly recognize those ingredients for a mint julep, the signature cocktail of the Kentucky Derby. The book has more than 20 recipes. . . . It’s definitely a book to read before you buy silver julep cups.”–The New York Times

Comment here, or re-tweet our [12 Days of Giveaways] message for your chance to win!

For full rules and details, continue reading:

Re-Tweet or Comment every day to be entered for the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

Full Details:

  • Every day, UPK will Tweet and Post the chance to win one of our most popular books
  • Re-Tweet our updates or Comment on the blog to be entered to win that day’s book
  • Re-Tweet or Comment EVERY DAY to be automatically entered to win the $300 GRAND PRIZE
  • Look for Tweets and Posts labeled [12 Days of Giveaways]

Stay tuned each day to win 12 great books!

  1. How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders
  2. The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook
  3. Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity
  4. A Kentucky Christmas
  5. Kentucky Horse Country: Images of the Bluegrass
  6. The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
  7. Out of Kentucky Kitchens
  8. A is for Appalachia!: The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage
  9. Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts
  10. Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated with our Greatest President
  11. The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks
  12. The Kentucky Mint Julep
  13. GRAND PRIZE WINNER
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The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

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