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Horse racing’s most famous drink

Mint julep

It’s the first jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby. And, while the on- and off-field stars change from year to year, the starring beverage remains the same: the mint julep. If you’re making them at home:

• Start with a simple syrup (2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, dissolved, boiled and reduced by half).
• Add bruised mint to the syrup, then strain.
• Mix 2 teaspoons of mint syrup and 2 ounces of Kentucky bourbon.
• Pour over a cup packed with shaved or crushed ice.

Then, you’ll be off to the races on the first Saturday in May.

Jennifer Fennell, CoreMessage, Inc.

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