Kentucky is most well-known for two things: Horse racing and bourbon. Both are in the spotlight this weekend at the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby where the official drink is, you guessed it, the mint julep.
Derby-goers will pay from $10 to $2,500 at Churchill Downs for one of the 250,000-plus glasses of the sugary concoction that will be served this weekend.
What makes a drink with bourbon, sugar and mint worth $2,500?
Well, they're rare. Brown-Forman only makes 10 of the gold-plated "Winner's Circle Cups." Here's what's inside: