Since its nearly Kentucky Derby weekend I am printing a recipe for Kentucky Mint Julep. Maybe we can make some up and sip it on the front porch at the First White House of the Confederacy. I bet that’s what Varina and Jefferson did, don’t you suppose? (sip, I mean, not watch Kentucky Derby!).
 
anyway, try this…
 
4 sprigs fresh mint            2 jiggers Bourbon
1 tsp. sugar                        crushed ice
 
 Crush one sprig of mint in julep cup with sugar and a dash of water to dissolve sugar. Pack cup with crushed ice; add Bourbon and stir until cup is frosted. Insert straw, remaining mint sprigs, and sip…
 
no bourbon? Well, try orange juice!!!