Mint Julep is the drink of the Kentucky Derby.
Cocktail Times says that the drink originated with the Derby in 1938 when it was served in souvenir glasses for 75 cents. The drink's name first appeared in print in 1803 when it was explained as a "dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning." The story went that farmers drank a mint julep in the morning, like coffee, to get them going for the day. Historians also say that the drink's origin traces back to Arabia with a drink called the "julab" made of water and rose petals. The silver or pewter cup is part of the mint julep's tradition - these materials stay cold longer, and they are frosted before the icy drink is poured into them.
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