The Perfect Match: Horse Racing And Cocktails

Today is the Kentucky Derby (post time for the Triple Crown race is 6:24 pm). You know what that means? Gambling! Big, funny hats! And copious amounts of drinking! After the jump, the recipe for the favorite beverage of the Derby, the Mint Julep. Makes one delicious Mint Julep, but feel free to quadruple the recipe:
3 sprigs fresh mint
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
2 ounces bourbon

  1. Muddle 2 mint sprigs, the water, and the sugar in a glass.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice, and pour in the bourbon. Add an extra splash if you’re feeling lucky.
  3. Garnish with the remaining mint sprig.
  4. Drink heartily.