If you want to really splurge at the Kentucky Derby, you can do it by either purchasing your own racehorse or buy buying Woodford Reserve’s $1000 mint julep to sip while you watch others’ horses run. The ingredients of the drink itself aren’t worth $1000 – that would be a lot of bourbon and mint! The pricetag here is justified by the packaging. It is served in a sterling silver cup that has been hand-engraved with the date of the Derby and the horse-and-rider image that appears on the real Kentucky Derby trophy. A golden rose garland rounds out the base of the cup, and it comes with a gold-plated straw. As if that weren’t enough, the cup comes in a silk-lined box and made from the American oak that is used in Woodford Reserve’s bourbon barrels.
Proceeds from the sale of these over-the-top drinks go to a great and very fitting cause:Old Friends, a facility that cares for racehorses once they’ve retired from the track. So far more than 75 of the drinks have been sold (pre-ordered online) and the numbers are sure to go up by race day – after all, if you can pick the winners at the track, you can definitely splurge on a fancy drink.