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Signature drink of the Derby, a julep is actually a pretty simple variation on the basic whiskey cocktail. Some sugar and mint is muddled at the bottom of a glass, then in goes the ice and the booze, a cool, sweetened Bourbon whiskey, not a rye, not a scotch. Topped with grated nutmeg, this is a Bourbon drinker’s mint julep — there isn’t enough sugar in it to take the edge off the liquor. Cumulative bliss.

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