Growing up just outside of Louisville (pronounced LOU-A-VULL) Kentucky , the Derby was a HUGE part of my life. The 3 month party and celebration leading up to it are EPIC. All of this for about a 2 minute race worth MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of dollars. And of course, the real that it costs some Horses their lives.
Here's a quick history lesson and then two of the more bearable Mint Julep recipes I've actually tried out.
This guy gives a full on history lesson of the drink, but to me, it's the best I've ever tasted.
And another that's pretty good. Remember, CRUSHED ICE is the key. DO NOT use regular ice cubes.