May 3rd, 2012
06:30 PM ET
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The popularity of the mint julep is rooted as much in the nation's capital as it is in Louisville. Karin Caifa has the report.

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  1. Rox

    The Mint Julep is one of the best drinks ever invented. Make sure to use spearmint if you can (peppermint is too strong) and hold the glass at the bottom. Drink it on a hot day. Naysayers haven't had one properly prepared for them, I'd wager.

    May 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  2. Fed Up

    Not my favorite drink, but I do applaud Makers Mark for being an excellent brand based in good 'ole USA.

    May 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  3. jmarm

    Where to get a great mint julep in the Chgo area?

    May 5, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  4. NoTags

    Any drink made with bourbon is disgusting.

    May 5, 2012 at 7:32 am |
    • Southern Belle

      *fanning herself*
      Well now, aren't you just a narrow-minded waste of commenting space.

      May 7, 2012 at 7:05 am |
  5. kygirlinfla

    The Mint Julep is an aquired taste and I can't wait till tomorrow to sit in front of my t.v. watch coverage of Derby Day and aquire my juleps to sip. YUM

    May 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  6. WasabiPotPie

    Mint juleps is a good way to ruin some tasty KY bourbon. What a waste.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:30 am |
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