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Toast of the Kentucky Derby

The mint julep adds flavor to the pageantry of the Kentucky Derby

Updated: March 27, 2013, 8:25 AM ET
By Bob Ehalt

The Kentucky Derby is more than just a horse race. It is one of those rare sporting events that should be experienced and, in many ways, treasured by those who have developed a passion for everything involved in it.

Like so many others before and after me, I was basically a wide-eyed tourist on my initial trip to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Aside from eagerly awaiting "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports," chunks of that trip were spent acquiring the standard ...

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