The date is December 27, 1960 and somewhere in the ABC Paramount studios, Ray Charles is recording what will become a number one hit. The song is called "One Mint Julep," a jazzy number that gets its name from a cocktail distinctive to the south. To celebrate this recording I say let's make ourselves a drink and have a toast. To learn about the traditional Mint Julep and recipe,
Traditionally, Mint Juleps were served in pewter or silver cups and were often held by only the top and bottom edges. This way frost was able to form on the outside of the cup.
Since the Mint Julep is the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby, I figured we should turn to them for the right recipe.