The famous Kentucky Derby has been run on the first Saturday in May since 1875. And though the race itself only lasts about two minutes, the festivities and traditions make for a big party.
2 oz. Bourbon
4 Fresh mint sprigs
2 Level teaspoons powdered sugar
2 Teaspoons water
Muddle the mint, sugar and water in a glass. (If you don't have a muddler, the back of a wooden spoon works fine.) Add ice and pour in the bourbon. Garnish with an additional sprig of mint, if desired.