May 6th is Derby Day

by Kitchenworks27. April 2017 11:01

May 6th will mark the 143rd Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Dubbed the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," the Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States. But the Derby far surpasses any sporting event as a spectacle of fashion and social graces. At the center: the Mint Julep

Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. That’s a feat that requires more than 10,000 bottles of Old Forester Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail, 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint and 60,000 pounds of ice. Source.

Grab a highball glass and ready your muddlers!

Check out the official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep recipe and get ready to enjoy this longstanding Southern tradition.

Happy Derby Day!

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