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(ABC)   Put on your Sunday's finest and mix up your mint juleps, it's the 138th annual running of the Kentucky Derby, Live coverage begins at 4 PM on NBC   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 138
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2012-05-05 03:59:57 PM

jake_lex: fark mint juleps. They are a disgusting waste of good bourbon.

Just drink the bourbon on its own, or maybe mix it with some coke. Mint juleps are shiatty drinks for tourists.


If you're mixing it with coke, you're wasting it in a much worse way than with a cocktail that's just bourbon, sugar, ice and mint. Unless you're talking about those 'juleps' that contain crap like peach schnapps or southern comfort.

Cerebral Knievel: Alternatively? Muddle the mint leaves with table sugar, continue as normal.


What I do. Put mint in pewter tumbler. Muddle with sugar and a little bit of water. Add crushed ice. Add bourbon. Give it a quick stir, drink.
 
2012-05-05 04:00:27 PM

SpikeStrip: Cataholic: Mint Julep Recipe:

Two sprigs of spearmint
2 Oz of simple syrup (made by heating equal parts sugar and water until sugar is dissolved)
3 oz of fine Kentucky Bourbon


Gently wash mint and dry thoroughly
Chiffonade mint and muddle with simple syrup (just enough to lightly bruise the mint, but not so much as to crush it).
Add one block of ice to tumbler or rocks glass
Pour bourbon over ice
Discard syrupy mint mixture and enjoy bourbon

Serves 1.


rum recipe:

open bottle, drink, wait four hours, puke, vow never to drink rum again (and this time, you really mean it!).


FTFY!
 
2012-05-05 04:00:34 PM

jake_lex: maybe mix it with some coke


ZOMG! Burn it with fire!

Cerebral Knievel: Roll the mint into the Palm to bruise it and release the oils A half part simple syrup, two parts Bourbon, shaved ice, and a spritz of soda water


Roll the mint in your palm?! What part of a mint julep involves infusing your hands with mint? Also, WTF is the soda water for?

Cataholic: Gently wash mint and dry thoroughly
Chiffonade mint and muddle with simple syrup (just enough to lightly bruise the mint, but not so much as to crush it).
Add one block of ice to tumbler or rocks glass
Pour bourbon over ice
Discard syrupy mint mixture and enjoy bourbon


Har har. But finally someone has the recipe right!

-In an old fashioned glass (or julep cup, fancy pants), bruise 3-5 fresh mint sprigs (your growing your own, right?) in 1 oz simple syrup.
-Fill glass with shaved ice
-Top with 2-3 ounces of bourbon (experiment to find your taste)
-Garnish with more mint


The mint julep is fantastically easy, delicious, and refreshing.
 
2012-05-05 04:04:05 PM
We need cow races. That would be fun. The winning cow gets served.
 
2012-05-05 04:08:45 PM
For reference:

Mint Julep
-Bourbon
-Mint
-Sugar and water (i.e., "simple syrup")
-Ice

Old Fashioned
-Bourbon
-Bitters
-Sugar and water (i.e., "simple syrup")

Manhattan
-Bourbon
-Bitters
-Sweet vermouth

No Ma, I Ain't Been Drinkin'
-Bourbon
-Ice (if summertime)

Note the absence of carbonated shiat.
 
2012-05-05 04:18:20 PM

Cataholic: SpikeStrip: Cataholic: Mint Julep Recipe:

Two sprigs of spearmint
2 Oz of simple syrup (made by heating equal parts sugar and water until sugar is dissolved)
3 oz of fine Kentucky Bourbon


Gently wash mint and dry thoroughly
Chiffonade mint and muddle with simple syrup (just enough to lightly bruise the mint, but not so much as to crush it).
Add one block of ice to tumbler or rocks glass
Pour bourbon over ice
Discard syrupy mint mixture and enjoy bourbon

Serves 1.


rum recipe:

open bottle, drink, wait four hours, puke, vow never to drink rum again (and this time, you really mean it!).

FTFY!


that's the tequila recipe
and is that really how y'all make simple syrup? its a 2:1 ratio. one cup water to two cups sugar, dissolve, the sugar then boil the mixture for about three minutes.. all you are doing there is melting the sugar.

plebians :P

cptjeff: jake_lex: fark mint juleps. They are a disgusting waste of good bourbon.

Just drink the bourbon on its own, or maybe mix it with some coke. Mint juleps are shiatty drinks for tourists.

If you're mixing it with coke, you're wasting it in a much worse way than with a cocktail that's just bourbon, sugar, ice and mint. Unless you're talking about those 'juleps' that contain crap like peach schnapps or southern comfort.

Cerebral Knievel: Alternatively? Muddle the mint leaves with table sugar, continue as normal.

What I do. Put mint in pewter tumbler. Muddle with sugar and a little bit of water. Add crushed ice. Add bourbon. Give it a quick stir, drink.


I usually prefer to use table sugar over simple syrup, depending on the drink. I'm making.

and southern comfort... ugh.. .Mildly bourbon flavored schnapps only suitable to be consumed by white trash and Sorority girls. its the boons farm of the booze world, its not liquor its liqueur, and any one caught drinking it must be put in their place immediately.. and be put in there place, I mean, a falcon punch to the throat.

Its kept around at the bar because there is legitimate use for it, but as soon a group comes in and starts ordering shots of it neat? then the "staff" is alerted to keep a wary eye on the party, because it inevitably will end in tears and blood.
 
2012-05-05 05:02:40 PM
Did somebody say Mint Julep?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-05 05:04:09 PM
Ah yes. Five hours of celebrity predictions, mint juleps, ridiculous hats and commentators openly gambling on the outcome, two minutes of actual goddamn horse race.
 
2012-05-05 05:09:46 PM
fark that event and anyone associated with it.
 
2012-05-05 05:13:39 PM
confused. they just said 1 hour and 30 minutes until post so why are folks on the air to cover this? it's only 30 minutes until my bear bating match, so i might miss the derby...
 
2012-05-05 05:14:55 PM
i780.photobucket.com

privacy: horse changing
 
2012-05-05 05:23:49 PM
goddammit, now I really want a mint julep. difficulty: no mint

you think spearmint chewing gum would work?
 
2012-05-05 05:27:33 PM

Gosling: Ah yes. Five hours of celebrity predictions, mint juleps, ridiculous hats and commentators openly gambling on the outcome, two minutes of actual goddamn horse race.


Actually they've been showing all the races before the Derby and until they switched over to NBC they were spending a bunch of time talking about each race as it approached.
 
2012-05-05 05:39:37 PM
The Kentucky Derby, brought to you by Kentucky Fried Chicken, the official chicken of the Kentucky Derby.

KFC: What do you think happens to the losing horses?
 
2012-05-05 05:39:56 PM
Got my bets in.

Union Rags has the best shot I have seen at the crown since Big Brown.

4,5,16 tri, book it, done.
 
2012-05-05 05:40:49 PM
Also, I've been trying for the last hour to perfect a mint julip. I'm failing, and almost out of bourbon, but am having fun.
 
2012-05-05 05:41:33 PM
farm2.static.flickr.com

GO UNION RAGS. I LIKE PONIES!
 
2012-05-05 05:44:06 PM
There's a connection people have with horses that is just... there.

cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-05-05 05:49:56 PM

FirstNationalBastard: The Kentucky Derby, brought to you by Kentucky Fried Chicken, the official chicken of the Kentucky Derby.

KFC: What do you think happens to the losing horses?


A lot of them will race a while longer then go to stud or sport/pleasure owners. A few of them will meet an unfortunate end. Just like many human pro athletes.
 
2012-05-05 05:50:51 PM

Todashy: Lexingtonians, what are you guys doing?


Ex-Lexingtonian here. Missing still living in Lexington in April and October.

And people, juleps are simple. As my mother's pitcher said:
"To a julep cup of crushed ice
Add simple syrup to sweeten nice
Two jiggers of Bourbon for robust flavor
And lots of fresh mint to sniff, sip, and savor"

That being said, if you're not drinking out of a sterling silver julep cup, I shall look down my nose at you, and adjust my monocle. Seriously- it's much better that way.
 
2012-05-05 05:52:04 PM
 
2012-05-05 05:54:47 PM
 
2012-05-05 06:03:00 PM

plastic_cow: I will combine the Derby and Cinco, no mint juleps, but mojitos will be the norm for me.


What part of Mexico is Cuba in?
 
2012-05-05 06:14:04 PM
Really? Nobody has posted this?
i60.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-05 06:14:28 PM
Anyone watching the Nationwide race? What a wreck!
 
2012-05-05 06:17:04 PM
The question remains: Is that pretentious little shiat Bob Costas taller than any of the jockeys?
 
2012-05-05 06:17:52 PM
boooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

/fark kentucky
 
2012-05-05 06:19:57 PM
That woman in the yellow dress has been watching since the 4th running of the Derby
 
2012-05-05 06:20:24 PM

Shadow Blasko: Anyone watching the Nationwide race? What a wreck!


Yep, been flipping back and forth between that and the Derby.
 
2012-05-05 06:20:40 PM
saw a big hat full of pretentiousness just now.
 
2012-05-05 06:21:12 PM
Watching this for the first time. Booze will come later.
 
2012-05-05 06:24:11 PM
All the girls want Hansen.
 
2012-05-05 06:24:59 PM

picodenico: All the girls want Hansen.


Think the jockey will be yelling MMM-Bop??
 
2012-05-05 06:25:50 PM
Aaaannnnnnd post time....comes and goes.

Always reliable, this race is.
 
2012-05-05 06:26:02 PM

LineNoise: Also, I've been trying for the last hour to perfect a mint julip. I'm failing, and almost out of bourbon, but am having fun.


You get an 'A' for effort.
 
2012-05-05 06:26:54 PM

greggm59: The question remains: Is that pretentious little shiat Bob Costas taller than any of the jockeys?


He was interviewing Calvin Borel a little bit ago. The two were about even in height.
 
2012-05-05 06:27:53 PM

geom_00: Think the jockey will be yelling MMM-Bop??


As long it's it's not 'mmmm Baby Bop.'
 
2012-05-05 06:28:53 PM

picodenico: geom_00: Think the jockey will be yelling MMM-Bop??

As long it's it's not 'mmmm Baby Bop.'


I would hope that phrase is NEVER uttered.
 
2012-05-05 06:30:03 PM
1. gemologist
2. union rags
3. bodemeister
 
2012-05-05 06:30:08 PM

geom_00: I would hope that phrase is NEVER uttered.


You KNOW Barney got freaky when the cameras stopped filming.
 
2012-05-05 06:30:38 PM

geom_00: Watching this for the first time. Booze will come later.


Don't you need to be drunk to appreciate this at all?
 
2012-05-05 06:31:06 PM

picodenico: geom_00: I would hope that phrase is NEVER uttered.

You KNOW Barney got freaky when the cameras stopped filming.


I'll fark you
You'll fark me!
Let's get some rope and tie you to a tree?
 
2012-05-05 06:31:43 PM

Donnchadha: geom_00: Watching this for the first time. Booze will come later.

Don't you need to be drunk to appreciate this at all?


I moved today.

JUST finished for the day.
 
2012-05-05 06:31:51 PM
Every year I think about placing a small bet on 50-1 long shot.

Usually, I remember doing so about now -- seven minutes after they should have started, but they're just loading the horses in now.
 
2012-05-05 06:32:11 PM

Sunni LaBeouf: 1. gemologist
2. union rags
3. bodemeister


Flip bodemeister and gemologist for me.
 
2012-05-05 06:34:00 PM
Wow....nice flyby.
 
2012-05-05 06:34:05 PM
Yes...I WILL have another.
 
2012-05-05 06:34:19 PM
Damn, almost had it. What a run by I'll Have Another!
 
2012-05-05 06:34:48 PM

geom_00: I'll fark you
You'll fark me!
Let's get some rope and tie you to a tree?


I f*cking hate you right now. Oh my god.
 
2012-05-05 06:35:03 PM
That was a hell of a race.
 
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