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Friday, May 01, 2009

Drink of the Week: Mint Julep

May has arrived! Whether or not you'll be celebrating the annual tradition of Churchill Downs this year, there's no better time than Derby Day (May 2) to enjoy a classic Mint Julep. And to get prepped, check out our fun web-exclusive Q & A with New Orleans bartending legend Chris McMillian, who spoke with us about the origin, poetry and process of the perfect julep—right down to his no-nonsense ice-crushing technique. You can read more about Chris and what he's up to in New Orleans in our May/June 2009 issue, along with our ultimate home bar guide—from basic to advanced—arriving on newsstands just in time for some much-needed weekend reading.