One of the first mixed drinks, the mint-laden julep was popularized on 18th-century Southern plantations. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue, along with Rebecca Barry's article Whiskey Rebellion.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanMAKES 1 COCKTAIL
INGREDIENTS¾ oz. simple syrup
10 mint leaves, plus a sprig
3 oz. bourbon, such as Angel's Envy