You don't have to wait for Derby Day to sip on a julep, that gleaming tower of cracked ice in a frosted silver tin that wrecks you with Kentucky bourbon (usually) and a float of dark rum (sometimes).
Have one now and then all the year long, whenever you need a hit of cold and liquor. Here are three to love:
Pineapple Julep ($12) at Clover Club
This glamorous julep is sweetened with a splash of pineapple syrup and garnished with a massive bouquet of mint.
Barber of Seville ($13) at Maison Premiere
This deviant, wintery julep has some serious swagger--garnished with a paper brolley and Marcona almonds.
Right-Hand Smash ($14) at The Dead Rabbit
If it's not called a julep, is it a still a julep? You won't worry about this while sipping 100-proof bourbon with absinthe, black tea and mint.
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