Those of us who are native Kentuckians, were practically weened on mint juleps, but for those of you who have never had the privilege, I am including a recipe. let me say, with all due respect, that if you have never had one of these jewels, i would recommend that you sip slowly on one for several hours.
mint julep recipe
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.
Have you ever had Derby Pie? If you love chocolate you will not want to miss this. The actual pie served at the Kentucky Derby is made with a secret recipe, but I think this is a close match.
This recipe is from American Food
I hope you have a fun Derby Day. My suggestion is start on the julep and the pie before the actual race and you won't care who wins. Ladies and Gentlemen place your bets.