mint julep http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Derby Weekend Means It's Mint Julep Time http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-derby-weekend-means-its-mint-julep-time <p></p><p></p><p>The mint julep stands proud as the beverage known as Kentucky's signature drink. Unless you're new to the area or haven't been paying attention, you know the julep is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby.</p><p>What you might not know, however, is that the mint julep's history traces back to a rose water drink in the Middle East.</p><p>WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis in 2010 visited the famous Seelbach Hotel in Louisville to learn the history and proper preparation of the famous drink. Cole Phelps, who at the time served as the head bartender at Max's Bar on the hotel's second floor shared his favorite recipe for drink: Thu, 02 May 2013 20:40:14 +0000 Kevin Willis 30333 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Derby Weekend Means It's Mint Julep Time