Tag: Kentucky Derby

New in Bardstown: The Julep Jubilee

If you’re ready to kick Derby week off in style, strap on your fanciest hat and check out a new event in Bardstown on Sunday: The Bardstown Julep Jubilee. Held on the patio of the Harrison Smith House at 103…

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Mom’s Mint Julep

This recipe is from Chris Zaborowski, co-owner of Westport Whiskey and Wine in Louisville, and uses Old Forester, as of 2015 the Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby. You can buy premixed Old Forester Mint Julep, but the best…

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My favorite Mint Julep

As has become Kentucky Derby tradition here at The Bourbon Babe, it’s time to share my very favorite Mint Julep recipe, which is attributed to Henry Watterson, the firebrand editor of The (Louisville) Courier-Journal for 50 years: Pluck the mint…

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5 sure (bourbon) bets for Derby

The 141st Kentucky Derby is just three days away. Post positions will be drawn at 5:30 p.m. EDT, which will determine the favorites for this year’s field. If you’re hoping for betting advice here, you’re out of luck: With a…

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A history of julep cups

It’s Kentucky Derby week in Louisville, Ky., which means we’re hearing a lot about mint juleps. Contents aside, what makes this drink stand out is the distinctive cup in which it is traditionally served. Wakefield-Searce Galleries in Shelbyville, Ky., has…

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Henry Watterson’s Classic Mint Julep

With the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby just one day away, it’s time again to share my favorite mint julep recipe, attributed to Henry Watterson, the colorful and sometimes controversial editor of The Courier-Journal: “Pluck the mint gently from…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

The mint julep became the Kentucky Derby’s signature drink in 1938 and unintentionally created what would eventually become the race’s leading collectible: the Kentucky Derby glass. That first year, the juleps were served in water glasses. According to racetrack folklore,…

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