FOOD HOLIDAY: National Mint Julep Day

While mint juleps are associated more with the recent Kentucky Derby than Memorial Day, today is National Mint Julep Day. “Julep” is a Middle English term for a sweet drink, derived sometime between 1350 and 1400 C.E. from the Arabic gulab (pronounced julab), which refers to rose petals steeped in water. The mint julep originated…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Mint Julep

A refreshing Mint Julep. Photo by Ampen |IST.   Celebrate Happy Hour today with a mint julep as you watch the 137th Kentucky Derby at 6 p.m. ET (the feature stories begin at 4 p.m.). The mint julep has been the “unofficial” official drink at the Derby since 1938. Make it more fun by dressing…
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