I can’t wait to judge the Four Roses Mint Julep contest tonight at the Derby Festival’s Unveiled party at the Ice House. I love Mint Juleps, especially now, as winter loses its grip on Louisville and spring starts wafting in like the welcome scent of fresh-baked cookies. For me, it signals the beginning of Derbytime — Thunder, Chow Wagons, the Great Steamboat Race and many late-night parties.
I will give each Mint Julep my full attention tonight and judge unabashedly, with the fervor of an army of men armed with weapons. Yes, weapons.