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The Mint Julep: 'The Very Dream of Drinks'

Danielle Scott/flickr To try Derek's recipe for a classic Mint Julep, click here. It's Kentucky Derby time, or is that really Mint Julep time? As much as the blanket of roses awarded to the winning thoroughbred, the image of frost-coated silver cups brimming with red-stemmed mint leaves and crushed ice marks the Derby. The two minutes of racing is generally subsumed by two days of drinking, where some 80,000 Mint Juleps are served.
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