Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30: National Mint Julep Day

Mint's not a food I do well with (yet I love the smell) so I've never had a mint julep.  Apparently, I'd fit right in in Louisville (let's just ignore the fact that I lack a Southern drawl, ok?)  Yet, the mint julep will forever be associated with the Kentucky Derby, as Cocktail Times makes clear with it's telling of the history of the mint julep.  Drinks Mixer gives us the basic recipe for a mint julep- mint, sugar, bourbon whiskey and water.  Food Network claims to have the recipe for the perfect mint julep.  Then again, I'm sure a lot of bars out there claim the best mint julep.

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