3 years ago

Classic Mint Julep Cocktail

This cool cocktail,
known for its southern roots, is a favorite at the Kentucky Derby and is traditionally
served in a silver cup.

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • .5 ounces Mint
    Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 fresh mint sprig

Directions

Place mint leaves and
Mint Simple Syrup in a chilled glass. Gently press leaves against glass with
back of spoon to release flavors. Pack glass tightly with crushed ice; pour
bourbon over ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

Mint Simple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 to 12 fresh mint
    sprigs

Directions

Bring sugar and water
to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, 5 minutes or until sugar
dissolves. Remove from heat; add mint, and let cool completely. Pour into a
glass jar; cover and chill 24 hours. Remove and discard mint.

Recipe adapted from My Recipes