"He was crotchety about his julep as an old maid"

Mint julep — a blend of bourbon, mint, sugar and water — is so esteemed in Gerald’s native Kentucky that it's almost a state mascot. Such is its prestige that matters such as from whence the water is sourced, whether or not the mint should be bruised and in which vessel it should be served are fiercely debated.

 

The Kentucky Mint Julep (2003) by Joe Nickell contains a range of recipes.

Mint julep
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