Today’s Reason To Drink

MintApril is Mint Julep Month in Louisville! Here’s my latest column on the right way to construct one of these Derbytime traditions, as well as a list of area specials. The one that popped out to me was the traditional Mint Juleps at Bourbons Bistro for $5 all month long.

An excerpt about proper ice:

Next up, there’s the ice. And if you don’t think ice is important, then I guess your relatives weren’t aboard the Titanic. The mint julep is all about the crushed ice. No cubes allowed. If you can get ahold of some of that delectable pelletized ice that falls from the heavens of White Castle, then you’ve struck gold. If not, take a bag of cubes or store-bought ice, wrap it in a towel, and pummel it with either a hammer or meat mallet (real term — I looked it up). A finished product should look like you ran it through a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.”

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