It’s Mint Julep Day!
Let’s celebrate the last Saturday of the month with a Bourbon and Mint cocktail.
The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. The Mint Julep is traditionally served in a Highball glass or silver Julep cup over crushed ice and garnished with mint. Since bourbon is the only liquid in the drink, you’ll want to use a high-quality bourbon you know you love.
- 65ml Bourbon whisky (use whatever you prefer)
- 10 fresh Mint leaves
- 12½ ml 2:1 sugar syrup (recipe for sugar syrup on previous blog post)
- Ice, cubes and crushed
For the garnish
- a big mint sprig and a straw
Shake the bourbon, mint leaves and sugar syrup with ice and strain into a highball glass or julep tin filled with crushed ice. Churn gently with a long-handled spoon and top with more crushed ice. Garnish and serve.