The 138th Kentucky Derby is being run Saturday, May 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, which means thousands of people will be on hand to wear big hats, bet on their favorites and of course drink mint juleps.
We've rounded up a few different mint julep recipes from celebrity chefs Alton Brown, Rachael Ray and Sara Moulton (whose recipe comes courtesy of Bill Samuels, president of Maker's Mark). The recipes range from very simple to a fairly complex one from Mr. Samuels, which we are dying to try. Also check out Rachael Ray's mint julep melon bites recipe at the bottom.
Really the key is two-fold - good bourbon and mint. And don't just go with any old whiskey that you grab off the shelf. Spring for some true Kentucky bourbon. We're partial to Buffalo Trace for the more inexpensive ones, Pappy Van Winkle 15 if we're feeling saucy.
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