Same difference

A big part of the Kentucky Derby experience is sipping on the nectar of the gods: aka the Mint Julep.

If you are lucky enough to make it to Churchill Downs next Saturday, and you are one of 50 people with more money than sense, you can plop down $1000.00 for a Mint Julep unlike any other. (Hat tip to friend Justin) If you are lucky enough to come by our place on Derby Day you can experience a similar drink spewing from a champagne fountain.  However, there are distinct differences between our free, and their $1000, Julep…

Their ice will be flown in from above the Arctic Circle… ours will be from Bessemer Curb Market and crushed in a rented snowcone machine.  Their mint will come from Morocco, ours from various neighbor’s gardens within a one block radius of our house.  Their julep cup is gold plated, our juleps are served in this year’s commemorative Derby glass.

Their straws are silver, we ain’t got no straws.

But the effect will be the very same…

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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 1, 2006 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I’m for frugal drinking. See you there.

  2. Posted May 5, 2006 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Oooooh. I’m getting all tingly. I can hardly wait.

  3. Posted May 5, 2006 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I got off work tomorrow so I’ll be there.