Our bets are on Mint Julep for a winning party cocktail
The refreshing Mint Julep is a popular bourbon cocktail, it is best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. The term julep itself refers to a category of drinks featuring a spirit served over crushed ice. So, it comes in more varieties than only bourbon and mint. You may like to try switching the bourbon for cognac or even peach brandy for future drinks. The Mint Julep is traditionally served in a rocks glass or, ideally, in a silver julep cup. Since bourbon is the only liquid in the drink, you’ll want to use a high-quality bottle that you know you love. A slightly higher-proof bourbon something in the mid-80s or around 90 will keep the crushed ice from diluting the cocktail too quickly. Minty and cooling, a little sweet, and just enough booze to help you forget how hot you are.
4 Fresh Mint Leaves (plus extra for a garnish)
1 tsp Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Water
80 mls Bourbon
Old fashioned glass (rocks glass, lowball glass)
How to mix
Gently muddle the mint, sugar and water in the glass
Top the glass up with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted.
Garnish with a mint sprig.