Mint Julep

"The Classic Kentucky Derby Cocktail"

 

Mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular.

 

2 oz. Left Bank bourbon

1 teaspoon powdered sugar

2 teaspoons water

crushed ice

fresh mint leaves

 

PREPARATION
In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.


Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish: Mint sprig
Drinkware: Highball glass