Mint Julep

Mint Julep cocktail with bourbon and simple syrup

Picture yourself in the summer of ’38, watching your lucky horse in the sweltering heat of another Kentucky Summer. What could be more refreshing than a cool pewter tumbler of fresh mint, simple syrup, and bourbon?

Ingredients

Instructions

Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a short glass or julep cup, pour the simple syrup over it, and muddle very gently – you’re trying to bruise the leaves, rather than smash them into pieces. Pour the bourbon on top, stir it around, and top with lots of crushed ice and a handful of mint tucked into the side of the glass. You don’t need a fancy machine for the crushed ice – just wrap some ice cubes in a clean dishtowel and beat the stuffing out of it on your countertop or any hard, clean surface.

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