Derby Day mint juleps, bourbon slush, benedictine and burgoo with just a smidge of squirrel
May 7th, 2011
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As folks love to say, the Kentucky Derby is the fastest two minutes in sports - but what are your party guests going to do for the rest of the evening? Keep your gathering galloping right along with these classic dishes and drinks from the Bluegrass State.

Keep in mind that there are as many methods and recipes as there are residents of the state, so feel free to share your favorite in the comments below.

Also on the menu:
Chef Edward Lee's Derby Day favorites
Mint juleps, five ways for Derby Day
Mutton, pork butts and burgoo – an intro to Kentucky barbecue
Burgoo who?

Simple Mint Julep

Ingredients:
1 tsp sugar
Handful of clean mint leaves
Additional mint sprig
Crushed ice
3 oz bourbon

Note: Juleps are traditionally served in silver cups because they retain an even chill. If you don't have one, a chilled tumbler will do just fine.
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