This weekend, it's all about the hats, the horses and the bourbon.
On Saturday, the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Lousville will take place.
Whether you'll be at the race itself or here in Atlanta watching on TV, many people will be sipping on a mint julep.
Not only has the mint julep been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century, but it is also rooted deeply in Southern culture.
GPB's Leah Fleming traveled to Parlor, a pre-prohibition style cocktail lounge in Atlanta, to meet with independent bartender Tiffanie Barriere and learn some history about the mint julep.
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe
Tiffanie spoke more about the black connection to bartending and alcohol in the Bitter Southerner Podcast, hosted by Chuck Reece: