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