The mint julep is the cocktail of the Kentucky Derby and is traditionally made with 4 ingredients: mint, bourbon, water and powdered sugar. There are probably a million variations of this recipe in Kentucky alone. Mine is just a simple, classic recipe that I make every year. Being pregnant, I can’t partake this year, but I am happy to show you how to make one!
4 mint sprigs
5 Tbsp. bourbon (I use Maker’s Mark)
1 Tbsp. simple syrup (equal parts water and powdered sugar)
Place the leaves of 3 mint sprigs on the bottom of the glass.
Pour simple syrup over the mint leaves. Lightly muddle the mint on the bottom. Add bourbon.
Cover with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.