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The mint julep has long been associated with the derby and derby parties, and thousands of juleps will be consumed at Churchill Downs this weekend to mark the occasion. Here's your cliff notes guide to mint juleps, so you can be fully prepared for the. Bobby Flay's Kentucky Hot Brown uses a Parmesan and White Cheddar sauce and Maple Bourbon turkey breast. To wash down this delightful sandwich, you'll want a Mint Julep. Or, if you're a lightweight like me, perhaps a Ginger Mint Cocktail is more your. More than 120000 mint juleps are expected to be quaffed during Kentucky Derby celebrations. Coverage of \"the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports\" begins on NBC at 4 pm Saturday. The julep has been the signature cocktail of Churchill Downs since 1938,. The Mint Julep What mom would turn down a day lounging on the porch, relaxing under the warm sun, or maybe taking in a day at the races as beads of condensation wend their way down the sides of her glass? The mint julep is all that and more,. While some might dismiss the Kentucky Derby as just another horse race, the multi-day festivities in Louisville, Ky., are a spectacle like no other. Modeled after the Epsom Derby in the UK, the Kentucky. The Mint Julep is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby, and the recipe calls for little more than bourbon with some sugar, water and mint. It is basically a way (or excuse) to drink straight bourbon that tastes diluted, a much easier (and. With a mint julep in hand, you'll want to have a horse to root for, or else the race will be over in an utter flash. For richer or for poorer and NewsFeed is by no means a big gambler the race becomes quite a thrill when monetary prospects are. In honor of the Kentucky Derby, we invite you to harvest fresh spearmint mint is not difficult to grow, so there is no excuse for the limp, wilted, store-bought version and take the time to build a truly respectable mint julep.. (David J. Phillip/AP)The 137th Kentucky Derby is this Saturday post time 6:24 pm and if you can't make it to Churchill Downs, you can still sip a mint julep, snack on derby pie and wear your favorite big hat to one of the many local Kentucky. According to the official Kentucky Derby website, the mint julep has been a tradition for almost 100 years. Each year, the website claims, almost 120000 Early Times Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky.


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