The Thousand-Dollar Mint Julep

Thousand-Dollar Mint Julep
Thousand-Dollar Mint Julep
This version of the classic three-ingredient cocktail—which combines three parts bourbon to one part of a simple syrup bracingly infused with fresh spearmint—is sanctioned by the Kentucky Derby itself as their official mint julep recipe.Helen Rosner

This version of the classic three-ingredient cocktail—which combines three parts bourbon to one part of a simple syrup bracingly infused with fresh spearmint—is sanctioned by the Kentucky Derby itself as their official mint julep recipe.

The Thousand-Dollar Mint Julep
This Kentucky Derby-sanctioned version of the classic mint julep cocktail combines three parts bourbon to one part mint simple syrup.
Yield: makes one cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. bourbon, like Woodford Reserve
  • 2 tbsp. mint simple syrup
  • 1 sprig mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass or julep cup with crushed ice. Add bourbon and mint syrup; stir gently until the glass is thoroughly chilled. Garnish with mint sprig.