This weekend marks not only Cinco de Mayo off the calendar but what is considered the most exciting 2 minutes in sports...or more commonly known as the Kentucky Derby. Tradition dictates that the derby is always held on the first Saturday in May. Also part of the tradition, is a special sneeky. The race is best enjoyed with a mint julep nearby. (And, if you are a lady, a lavish hat won't hurt, either.) According to the Kentucky Derby Museum, the mint julep has been the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. It's really a simple cocktail; a little bourbon, some simple syrup, and mint. Garnish with some powdered sugar and a some more mint. Though easy to make, when done well, it's oh so refreshing!
Here are four variations to the classic drink: