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Openings Tue May 04 2010

Mint Juleps in Bloom

Arlington Park is open for the season and celebrated the Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 1st. There were blue skies, big hats and mint juleps for all!

This traditional Southern drink is great for keeping cool and simple to make.

Ingredients:
4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water

Directions:
In a collins glass, muddle mint leaves, water and powdered sugar. Add crushed ice, then bourbon, and finish with more ice along with a mint sprig.

Arlington Park offers party packages, which I highly recommend for summer birthdays, as well as themed events every weekend until closing day on Sept. 26. Even if you aren't big on placing bets, the park is gorgeous and has great grounds for mingling.

 

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