Kentucky Derby 2024: Best Zero-Proof Cocktails with WYNK THC Seltzer

The Kentucky Derby is around the corner, a magnificent spectacle where the finest thoroughbreds gallop, everyone dons an old-timey outfit, and the libations are free-flowing. Clocking in at two minutes, the Kentucky Derby may be the shortest sporting event, but the festivities surrounding it are sure to last longer. Although the Mint Julep is the traditional choice for the big day, that doesn’t mean sober folks can’t join in on the fun. Gather ’round, friends, as we defy convention and embark on a quest for the most delicious, delectable mocktails this side of the winner’s circle. Who needs a mint julep when you can have a Black Cherry Mint Julep or a Lime Twist Mojito that’ll have you buzzing without the hangover? So, tighten your fascinators and adjust your caps. On Derby Day, we clink our glasses not just to the racehorses but to the mocktails that prove you don’t need bourbon to have a good time at the Derby! Let the races begin, and may the mocktails flow as freely as the bets!

Zero-Proof Black Cherry Mint Julep Recipe for Kentucky Derby Day

This modern twist on the classic Mint Julep is perfect for Derby Day. It combines the refreshing zest of fresh mint and cherries with WYNK Black Cherry Fizz, capturing the traditional cocktail’s spirit without the alcohol. Enjoy this vibrant blend, complemented by the robust flavor of barley tea which mimics the bourbon typically found in a Mint Julep, making it a festive choice for all to enjoy.

Enjoy the Classic Derby Flavor with a WYNK Black Cherry Fizz Twist


  • 1 WYNK Black Cherry Fizz THC Seltzer
  • 5 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 4 fresh cherries, pitted and sliced in half
  • 2 ounces strongly brewed barley tea (to capture the spice of the bourbon)


  • Muddle for Flavor: In a sturdy glass, combine the simple syrup, mint leaves, and cherries. Use a wooden muddler or the back of a spoon to muddle these ingredients together until the flavors meld into a rich syrup.
  • Add the Fizz: Pour in the WYNK Black Cherry Fizz along with the brewed barley tea, stirring gently to combine all the flavors.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish with an additional sprig of mint and a cherry on top. Serve immediately and enjoy the festive flavors during the excitement of the Kentucky Derby.

Easy Kentucky Derby Mocktail: Lime Twist Mojito

Refresh yourself on Derby Day with a zesty Lime Twist Mojito, a non-alcoholic beverage that doesn’t skimp on taste. This mocktail features WYNK Lime Twist, blending the cooling flavors of fresh mint and lime for a sparkling, thirst-quenching drink. It’s a simple, yet festive option that’s perfect for sipping while cheering on your favorite thoroughbred.

Refreshing Mint and Lime Mojito Recipe for a Cooling Derby Day Zero-Proof Cocktail


  • 1 Can WYNK Lime Twist THC Seltzer
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • 2 Lime wedges
  • ½ tsp simple sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 Sprig of mint


  • Muddle the Magic: In a sturdy glass, gently muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup to release the mint’s oils and aroma.
  • Add a Twist: Pour 40 ml of WYNK Lime Twist over the muddled mint.
  • Ice, Ice, Baby: Fill the glass with crushed ice, ensuring it’s mixed well to cool the entire drink.
  • Garnish and Serve: Add lime wedges as garnish along with a sprig of mint on top. Stir well and serve chilled to enjoy during the exciting Derby races.
On Derby Day, as the nation’s eyes are glued to the fleeting gallop of the horses, those at the event will clink glasses not only to the race but to the innovative mocktails that make the day inclusive and memorable. With WYNK THC Seltzer’s zero-proof cocktails, the spirit of the Kentucky Derby is more accessible than ever, proving that you don’t need alcohol to revel in the pageantry of the races. Let the mocktails flow as freely as the bets and may your Derby day be as thrilling as the final stretch at Churchill Downs! If you’re planning to enjoy the races from the comfort of your own home, make sure to check out the official Kentucky Derby website for all the details on how to watch and follow the excitement. Visit this link for more information on streaming options and how to keep up with every moment of the races. Enjoy the Derby your way!

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