mint juleps

Food and Dining
1:22 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Watch: How to Make Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby

A mint julep prepared by Jared Schubert.
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

 This is about mint juleps.  Serious drinkers (as if there are any other kind around Kentucky Derby time) will tell you this is the time of year to choke down one pre-mixed or poorly-prepared julep at Churchill Downs or a party before going back to something more standard.

But is that any way to treat the signature drink of Louisville's signature event?

We asked Monkey Wrench bartender Jared Schubert to show us how to make three types of julep: one for yourself, one for you and some guests, and something completely different.

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