Saturday is the 135th Annual Kentucky Derby, and you know what that means: Another excuse to booze while wearing a big floppy hat.
I learned of this Southern tradition when I was 17 and hired–don’t tell anyone–to concoct the best handcrafted mint juleps in Hampton Roads for a couple who’d been married on Derby Day and celebrated their union with a big bash every year. Fast forward to 2009 and I still cannot stand the smell of mint and bourbon. (Now mint tea–there’s a flavor I can’t resist.)
If you happen to be spontaneous enough to road trip to Louisville for the revelry this weekend, check out our Kentucky vacation homes. After standing brim-to-brim on The Infield at Churchill Downs, you’ll want more space to keep the party going at your rental (in a very orderly fashion, of course).
So what thoroughbred will be draped in roses this year? I’m not a betting woman, but with names like Win Willy, Papa Clem and I Want Revenge, they’re all winners in my book.