The Mint Julep is a bourbon cocktail best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. But this easy-to-make refresher shouldn’t be reserved for only one day a year. This classic cocktail was created in the southern United States during the 18th century and is still a favorite today.
The Mint Julep is traditionally served in a Highball glass or silver Julep cup over crushed ice and garnished with mint. Since bourbon is the only liquid in the drink, you’ll want to use a high-quality bourbon you know you love. Our go to would be Bullet Bourbon.
How to Make;
1) Place mint leaves in the bottom of a pre-chilled, dry pewter cup. Add sugar and crush slightly with a muddler.
2) Pack glass with finely cracked ice, then pour a generous 3 ounces of Kentucky bourbon over the ice.
3) Stir briskly until the glass frosts.
4) Add more ice and stir again before serving. Stick a few sprigs of mint into the ice to get the aroma.