The 138th Kentucky Derby is this weekend, so grab your wide-brimmed hats and kick back with a classic mint julep cocktail — just go easy on all that sweet stuff. Traditionally made with simple syrup, mint juleps are nothing if not a sugar high waiting to happen. You could skip the drink altogether in favor of another traditional whiskey cocktail from the South: the sazerac. With only a touch of sugar, a sazerac falls right around the 150-calorie mark. Easy drinking for a day at the races!
Learn how to make America's oldest cocktail after the break!
1/8 ounce Herbsaint or Absinthe Makes 1 cocktail.
3-4 dashes Peychaud's bitters
2 ounces Old Overholt Rye
Lemon twist, for garnish
1/8 ounce Herbsaint or Absinthe
Makes 1 cocktail.
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