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I love the Kentucky Derby

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.