Snackshot of the Day: Mint Julep

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Mint juleps are a staple for any Derby Day party.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of a mint julep, the patron saint of Derby Day. A mint julep is simply bourbon, simple syrup, and lots and lots of mint. Basically, just put a whole plant in your drink. It's easy to make, delicious, and not too intense for those who don't love whiskey. Embrace your inner Kentuckian and have a few of these on Saturday, but don't forget your sundress and big hat. Couldn't hurt to put a little money on a horse, too.

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