Mint Julep is a delicious, classic cocktail with an intriguing past! Originating in the south during the 18th century, the recipe was a mix of bourbon, water, sugar, and a sprig of fresh mint. It quickly gained huge popularity and has become a staple of southern and Kentucky culture to this day. Mint Juleps are regularly served as traditional drinks at popular events such as The Kentucky Derby and also show up throughout literature, cinema, and music. This cocktail can be enjoyed over ice in a copper cup or more traditionally over crushed ice, often garnished with extra mint leaves! As age-old experts say: “There’s nothing like a Mint Julep on a scorching hot summer day!”
- 2.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
- Two sugars cubes or .5 oz simple syrup
- 4-5 mint sprig leaves
- Garnish: Mint Sprig
Typically using a silver Julep cup, muddle the mint and syrup. Add the bourbon and some crushed ice. Stir the cup into frosted on the outside. Top it off with more crushed ice and then garnish with a mint sprig.
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