Mint Julep

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 julep
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • Splash Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Sprig mint, for garnish
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
Directions

Put the mint leaves and the sugar 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 (not cubed) ice. Pour in the bourbon. Top with a splash of simple syrup.

With a long-handled spoon, jiggle (not stir) to chill and mix. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Sip.

Simple Syrup:

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

Yield: About 1 1/2 cups simple syrup


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