With its silver tin and lavish garnishes, the julep may appear fussy and florid, but when made correctly—in all its fanciful variations—it’s an all-American drink at heart. Here are a handful of julep riffs for your Derby Day pleasure.
The ideal end to a long day of manual (or mental) labor, or a morning Rx after a night of tying on one too many, the fizz family of frothy drinks are meant to be slurped. Meet five of the classics. (Slideshow ahead →)