Looking for a new place to grab a drink after the Kentucky Oaks or the Derby? Try the temporary pop-up bourbon bar that Angel’s Envy has conjured up in a vacant storefront at 400 E. Main St., across from Louisville’s Slugger Field. The bar is open from 5 p.m. to midnight today and tomorrow, serving Angel’s Envy and a list of specialty cocktails. Angel’s Envy is the bourbon finished in port casks created by master distiller and bourbon legend Lincoln Henderson.
All proceeds from this limited-engagement establishment will benefit the Kentucky Bourbon Historical Society, which hopes to open and operate a bourbon museum in downtown Louisville.
Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form on it. Select the choicer sprigs only, but do not rinse them. Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of whiskey. Pour the whiskey into a well-frosted silver cup, throw the other ingredients away, and drink the whiskey.
Mint julep recipe attributed to Henry Watterson (1840-1921), Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of The Louisville Courier-Journal. Many juleps will be consumed at Churchill Downs today and tomorrow, the 138th runnings of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.