Get the mint juleps ready . . .

’cause Saturday is the run for the roses!

This is THE sporting event of the year for my family, and it also means mint juleps made with fresh mint from our garden. Here’s our recipe for a perfect julep:

Mint Julep
2 ounces Kentucky bourbon
1 ounce simple syrup
4-5 fresh mint leaves

Muddle mint leaves. Add all ingredients to a julep glass (tall & chilled) with crushed ice. Mix with a bar spoon in an up and down motion. Garnish with a long mint sprig and enjoy!

2015 Kentucky Derby_5

The Kentucky Derby is the first of the Triple Crown races, which also include the Preakness ,and the Belmont Stakes. Since 1930 there have only been 11 Triple Crown winners. The last was Affirmed in 1978. As of Thurday, There are 21 Derby contenders. Things will certainly change between now and Saturday’s post time, so get complete up-to-date details on the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby and don’t forget to tune in this Saturday. Post time is 5 p.m. cst.

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