We hear there’s a notable horse race that takes place in Louisville next month. We also hear that Mint Juleps are the only things to imbibe while celebrating this venerable piece of Americana. May we suggest a slightly new spin on the drink? Some might call it sacrilege to put anything other than bourbon into the cocktail, but some of us think that a good rye adds character and goes a long way to offsetting the sweetness of the drink. Just be sure that whatever you get is from Kentucky. Photo courtesy of wikimedia commons.