Mint Julep

Classic Mint Julep

Classic Mint Julep

Classic Mint JulepTodd Coleman

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.

Mint Julep
One of the first mixed drinks, the mint-laden julep was popularized on 18th-century Southern plantations.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 10 mint leaves, plus a sprig
  • 3 oz. bourbon, such as Angel's Envy

Instructions

  1. Muddle syrup and mint leaves in a julep glass. Fill halfway with crushed ice; add bourbon. Stir to chill; fill with more ice. Garnish with sprig.