Even if you’re not at Churchill Downs this Saturday, you can still drink as if you are.
Bartenders across the country are rethinking the mint julep, going way beyond that drink's classic combination of bourbon, simple syrup and mint (though they're keeping those fluffy mounds of crushed ice). This Kentucky Derby, chose your own julep adventure:
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Spicy: Jalapeño Julep
Mixologist Evan Charest’s mint julep may appear classic, but wait until you take a sip. A peppery, puckery syrup zips through this tequila-powered drink at Nick & Stef's Steakhouse in L.A.