I even refer to Derby Day as a religious holiday. But do I love it this much?
As if custom-made hats, premium box seats and limo rides weren't enough, the Kentucky Derby will now feature the $1,000 mint julep.
...The sweet cocktail will be made with one of the state's finest bourbons and served in a gold-plated cup with a silver straw to the first 50 people willing to put down the cash at the May 6 race.
Mint from Morocco, ice from the Arctic Circle and sugar from the South Pacific will put this mint julep in a class of its own, the distillery selling the drink said.
Check out the picture at SI.com. Mmmm... looks nice! But for a grand, you ought to get the whole bottle of booze.
Link via JJ, frequent contributor to the comments section.