But, with Derby season upon us (not to mention countless other reasons to drink in the afternoon outdoors on the weekends (what you do during the week is your call), then it's high time you perfected this staple of Southern cocktails.
Thankfully, Luke is happy to weigh in. In fact, over on the Eli Mason website, you'll find a nice stable (get it?) of recipes that take the Mint Julep to a whole new level.
Case in point: The Minted Mule.
Combine first two ingredients over ice and top with a dry ginger beer. Quick stir and garnish with fresh mint and a lime wedge.
Either way, it's time you saddle up and get your cocktail game off to the races.