Happy Hour: Just in time for the Kentucky Derby, what a Mint Julep is and is not

CINCINNATI - We are pleased to introduce this feature from Julie Niesen Gosdin, the voice behind the food blog wine me, dine me. Julie will be serving up a great cocktail recipe the first Friday of each month. And, watch for her "wine me, dine me pick of the week," on Thursdays when she visits a local eatery and samples a signature menu item.

It's Kentucky Derby Weekend, so there are parties all over the Tri-State. We are close enough to Bourbon Country to be almost as excited about Derby as our friends in Louisville. I'll be judging a Derby Hat contest at Japp's right before the post time, where I'm sure I'll have a Mint Julep or two before the best mile and a quarter in sports!

I know so many people who insist that they hate Mint Juleps--even bourbon drinkers. 

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