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Franklin mint: $1K Derby drinks to aid retired horses

Updated: May 1, 2006, 12:30 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Custom-made hats, premium box seats and limo rides aren't enough: The Kentucky Derby will now feature the $1,000 mint julep.

Sip this drink slowly.

The sweet cocktail will be made with one of the state's finest bourbons and served in a gold-plated cup with a silver straw to the first 50 people willing to put down the cash at the May 6 race.

Mint from Morocco, ice from the Arctic Circle and sugar from the South Pacific will put this mint julep ...

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