My hat style is dedicated to the most popular refreshment at the Kentucky Derby!

Mint Julep is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938!

It was the 75th Anniversary of the Derby in 1938 and Mint Juleps were served in souvenir glasses.

In recent years Churchill Downs has served as many as 80,000 Mint Juleps at one event.

Recipe for MINT JULEP

2 cups sugar 2 cups water Sprigs of fresh mint Crushed ice Whisky  Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five  minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs  of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by  filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup  and two ounces of Early Times Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon  to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.