Make Yourself a Mint Julep
Take a double shot of good Kentucky bourbon (if you’re in perfect Derby spirit, you probably have some Four Roses on hand), gently crush a few leaves of mint and a bit of maple syrup (see below). Add some crushed ice.
Enjoy in moderation.
(if maple syrup scares you, you can make a simple syrup – sugar and water in equal parts, boil off the water till it gets thick and, uh, syrupy!)