Mint Julep

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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.

Callum Houston