The Mint Julep is both refreshing and easy to make. It is a centuries-old cocktail, consisting primarily of Bourbon 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. In our opinion it should only ever be made with Bourbon, and to make it properly you’re going to need a muddler. It can be served in a tall 12 ounce glass, but real men will have a Julep Tin on hand.
- Fresh Mint
- Sugar (or Simple Syrup)
- Crushed Ice
- Add five or six leaves of fresh mint in the bottom of your chilled Julep Tin.
- Add one teaspoon sugar on top of the leaves.
- Crush the mint (enough to extract flavor but you don’t need to demolish them) with the muddler.
- Pack the glass with crushed ice.
- Pour three ounces of Bourbon over the ice.
- Stir until the glass goes frosty.
- Add more ice to fill the glass and garnish with a sprig of mint on top.
- Sip it, holding the top or bottom rim, as to let the Julep Tin frost up.