The Kentucky Derby has been serving it's loyal fans the Mint Julep for the past 75 years.
According to cocktailtimes in 1938 The Mint Julep became the sinature drink of the derby. Back then, they were served at Churchill Downs in a souvenir glass for 75 cents.
Mint Julep Recipe
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- Three Ounces Bourbon (I suggest Woodford Reserve)
- A few large sprigs of mint
- 2 tablespoons of simple syrup
Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker and poor over crushed ice
Garnish with an additional mint sprig, take a sip, and enjoy!