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While we completely agree that the Kentucky Derby cries out for a mint julep in hand, some of us here at Food Republic HQ find traditional mint juleps to be a little too sweet. And old-fashioned. Brennan's of Houston shared with us their Mint Julep Moderne recipe, made with a base of mint tea and served straight up in cocktail glass.

While we completely agree that the Kentucky Derby cries out for a mint julep in hand, some of us here at Food Republic HQ find traditional mint juleps to be a little too sweet. And old-fashioned. Brennan's of Houston shared with us their Mint Julep Moderne recipe, made with a base of mint tea and served straight up in cocktail glass. It's just as bourbon filled as the original, but a with a little less intensity on the sweetness side. Be sure to make the tea the night before so you are ready on Derby day.

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