The 2017 Kentucky Derby is finally here to kickoff Triple Crown season and that means only one thing: it’s time for everyone to throw back some mint juleps for the big day.
The Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs with nearly 120,000 of the drinks being sold over the course of a two-day period for the Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
But hey, when you’ve been a tradition for nearly a century, how can anyone turn it down? And more importantly: how can you make one at home for the 143rd Run for the Roses?
The official recipe for the Kentucky Derby’s Mint Julep cocktail can be seen below, via KentuckyDerby.com:
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) May 6, 2017