Emeril's Mint Julep

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 spearmint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup, (equal amounts water and sugar, heated until sugar melts), cooled
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 -ounce Grand Marnier
  • Sprig of mint for garnish
Directions

Put the mint leaves and the syrup in the bottom of a tall glass. With the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the leaves to extract the flavor. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Pour in the bourbon and Grand Marnier. With a long-handled spoon, jiggle (don't stir) to chill and mix. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Sip.


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