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Kentucky Derby Do's and Don'ts

The Must-Do's and Just-Skip's at the Run for the Roses DO try a Mint Julep For no other reason than to experience the official drink of the Derby, buy one of these overly-priced beverages. Why? It is the iconic Derby drink. Nearly 120,000 Mint Juleps are served at the racetrack on Derby weekend. Also, though they are $14 a pop, they are served in glass cups and you get to keep those so be sure to snag one as a souvenir. They are also refreshing and served sooooo cold, which is great on a hot race day. I love the smell of mint that hits me in the face as I take a swig.
Mint Julep: . 2 cups sugar . 2 cups water . Sprigs of fresh mint . Crushed ice . Old Forester Straight Bourbon Whisky Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water. Place in a container with several sprigs of mint, cool overnight. Build Mint Julep by filling your cup with ice, then add one tablespoon of your mint syrup and two ounces of Bourbon. Stir rapidly and garnish with mint. I am a Bourbon fan, so that aides in my …

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