Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mint julep

  • After Secretariat, Monarchos and Northern Dancer, the fastest mover at the Kentucky Derby is the mint julep. The drink came to Churchill Downs in 1938. Expect upwards of 80,000 to be made there for this years run.
  • (Newsday)
  • crystalline or boiled sugar -- but julep purists agree that a real mint julep must be served in a frosted silver julep glass. And, of course, made with the finest Kentucky bourbon. Moonlight and magnolias are optional.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 25 years, the Early Times Mint Julep has proudly served as the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  •  When people think of Kentucky two things often come to mind; bourbon and horse racing.
  • (Examiner)
  • There is a man renowned across the land for his knowledge of the storied mint julep, and his name is Joe Nickell. So is mine. According to my father (whose name – Nick Nickell – was itself rather redundant), Joe and I are distant cousins.
  • (Missoulian)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodford Reserve® bourbon is unveiling the worlds most exclusive mint julep cup as part of the 2012 Kentucky Derby®.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Scroll down for lyrics. Whats in a mint julep?: The traditional Derby drink contains bourbon, mint and simple syrup plus some other ingredients depending on the recipe. Click below for recipes from the archives.
  • (CBS News)
  • People often ask me for tips on what plants are good for summer color, particularly plants that aren't fussy and can handle some neglect or summer vacation absences. My short answer is salvia.
  • (Your Houston News)
  • 1. To prepare the mint extract, remove about 40 small mint leaves — wash and place in a small mixing bowl. Cover with 3 ounces of bourbon. Allow the leaves to soak for 15 minutes.
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