One of the best parts of the race (besides the hats and the horses, of course) would have to be the signature cocktail in those classic silver cups.
The mint julep is as iconic to the famous race as the fashion is, I’d say. And for good reason!
Crushed ice, Kentucky bourbon, and fresh mint. Yum.
But, if you happened to miss the chance to sip on one of these babies during the race, have no fear (because you can’t just drink one any other day of the year or anything)…national mint julep day is coming up at the end of the month and I’m going to help you celebrate with this recipe for a twist on the classic…mango mint juleps!