It's that time of the year. The 2012 Kentucky Derby is just a day away and people want to enjoy their spirits, which leads them to having the Derby favorite mint julep. For those who don't know what a mint julep is, the drink consists of crushed ice, mint leaves and sugar that then has bourbon whiskey poured over it. Matt Ufford of SB Nation's YouTube channel went in search of the best mint julep and other bourbon-inspired drinks. Check it out below:
And now you know how to make your mint julep this weekend -- if that's your thing -- or a whiskey smash or an Old Fashioned.
And if you are just interested in bourbon, head over to And Down The Stretch They Come's bourbon discussion thread.
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