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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 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.

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