Well I, Sweet William The Scot, am ready for the Kentucky Derby. Got my fanciful straw bowler hat, got my own roses and now I am going to mix up my Mint Julep, The Very Dream of Drinks, so I can imbibe the spirits. WooHoo!!!!!!
The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs in association with the Kentucky Derby since 1938. Each year almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, virtually all of them in specially made Kentucky Derby collectible glasses.
Since 2006, Churchill Downs has also served extra-premium custom-made mint juleps at a cost of $1000 each at the Kentucky Derby. These mint juleps are served in gold-plated cups with silver straws, and were made from Woodford Reserve bourbon, mint imported from Ireland, spring water ice cubes from the Bavarian Alps, and sugar from Australia. The proceeds are used to support charitable causes dedicated to retired race horses. In May 2008, Churchill Downs unveiled the world's largest mint julep glass. It has a capacity of 206 US gallons.INGREDIENTS
Muddle 2 mint sprigs, the water, and the sugar in a silver julep cup.
Fill the glass with crushed ice, and pour in the bourbon.
Garnish with the remaining mint sprig.
Who is your favorite to win the Kentucky Derby?
A toast to the winner.
Oh No What Have I Done, HANGOVER ~ unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Thanks for being a friend
traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.
Sweet William The Scot