Having a mint julep while watching the Kentucky Derby is a long standing tradition. And having one won't ruin your diet.
Depending on the source, a mint julep is estimated to have between 150 and 220 calories per glass. The size of the glass and the amount of sugar used will obviously determine the actual amount of calories.
Here's a recipe for making the drink (thanks to the Kentucky Derby and Early Times).
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Early Times Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.Enjoy the race!copyright NetSweat.com - The Internet's Fitness Resource