Mint Julep


Recipe courtesy of Cynthia Collier, New Orleans

Serves 1


  • 2 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 10 spearmint leaves,plus extra for garnish
  • 1–2 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Kentucky bourbon

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

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Put sugar on a plate. Moisten the rim of a glass (if you have a silver julep cup, that's even better) with a damp towel.

Press rim of glass into some of the sugar to coat.

Put leaves and simple syrup into glass.

Crush leaves very gently with a pestle, just enough to bruise them.

Fill to the brim with crushed ice, then pour in bourbon to cover ice.

Stir one turn with a swizzle stick.

Garnish with a leafy sprig of spearmint. 

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