The Cocktail We Drank 'All Fucking Day Long'
The Mint Julep! It's a fantastic drink and one to sip all year, but these days it only gets love leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Troy Patterson at Slate gives us a history as well as hilariously elaborate directions for how to make it:
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A mint julep tastes best in a silver goblet of elaborate sentimental value. Yours might be engraved with the initials of a favored great-aunt, for instance, or of a long-vanquished foe.