8 months 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