Classic Mint Julep
Mint Juleps! The classic Kentucky Derby bourbon cocktail is the perfect refreshing drink for enjoying on race day!
Servings: 1 serving
- 4 fresh mint leaves plus extra sprigs for garnish
- 2 ounces good quality bourbon
- ½ ounce simple syrup see above for directions
Place mint leaves in a glass or mint julep cup. Press on them lightly with the back of a spoon to release the essential oils. Remove from glass if desired.
Add simple syrup to the glass.
Pour in bourbon.
Pack cup tightly with crushed or shaved ice. Stir until outside of the cup is frosted. Add enough crushed or shaved ice to create a dome on top.
"Slap" a sprig of mint, or clap between your hands, and garnish glass. Serve with a straw.