Kentucky Derby: Making the perfect Mint Julep

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You don't need to go to Louisville to get the full Kentucky Derby experience. Just follow this easy, four-step process and save yourself all the airfare and hotel fees.

First, tune into NBCSN Saturday, May 3 at 12 p.m. ET to get all the pre-Derby coverage you desire. Then, watch the video above, in which NBCSN's Carolyn Manno joins mixologist Joe Condon to show you how to concoct a Mint Julep just like the ones at Churchill Downs. Next, crack open that liquor cabinet of yours and fire up Kentucky's most iconic cocktail to enjoy during the race. Finally, switch it over to NBC at 4 p.m. ET to watch the actual Run for the Roses.

 Also, check out our Derby All-Access page for a host of social and behind-the-scenes goodies.