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Racing Cocktails: The Mint Julep And The Oaks Lily

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Kentucky Derby)– There are two cocktails that are synonymous with horse racing in the Bluegrass, the Mint Julep and the Oaks Lily.  The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. That’s a feat that requires more than 10,000 bottles of Old Forest…

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