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How to make a good mint julep

Eddie Mac shares his recipe for a good mint julep, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

Updated: May 3, 2005, 11:42 AM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

Tradition can be wonderful, but at times it makes you wonder. The mint julep, official drink of the Kentucky Derby, sounds much better than it tastes. For those of you who will be partying at home as you watch your horses finish up the track in America's Race, here's the recipe:

Start by making simple syrup (a cup of cold water, two cups of sugar and six mint sprigs). Boil the sugar and water for five minutes. Then let it cool and add the mint leaves. Let the syrup "brew" for 12 hours, then ...

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