Best in frosty silver cups of course – ideally while watching a horse race (or your kids run through a sprinkler). Very familiar, exceptionally tasty…crushed ice is as necessary as good bourbon. We use the recipe from Dale DeGroff’s book, ‘The Essential Cocktail’ – enjoy!
Mint Julep ~ for 1 cocktail
2 sprigs mint
1/4 to 1/2 oz. simple syrup (we prefer ours less sweet)
2 1/2 oz. bourbon
crushed ice to fill your cup – a silver cup is best, thin glass is the next best choice for frostiness
Gently bruise 1 of the mint sprigs at the bottom of a mixing glass with the simple syrup. Add the bourbon and then strain into your cup of choice which should be filled with crushed ice. Swirl the ice with a (bar) spoon until the outside of the glass frosts, then top up your drink with more crushed ice and finish with the second sprig of mint. Hang onto your julep tightly…frosty glasses are rather slippery!
- Category: Beverage, Cocktail