Southern Mint Julep
Cuisine: American
Author: Chief Mixologist
  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 2 1/2 ounces Bourbon, divided
  • 8 to 10 mint leaves
  • 2 Cups crushed ice (approximately)
  • sparkling water, as needed
  • 1 lemon twist
  • 1 mint sprig
  • Confectioners’ sugar as needed
  1. In 12-ounce Collins-style glass, dissolve sugar in 1/2 ounce bourbon. Add mint, bruise gently with muddler or wooden spoon, then mix with sugar and bourbon.
  2. Fill glass two-thirds with crushed ice; mix gently. Add more ice and remaining bourbon; top with sparkling water; stir.
  3. Rub rim of glass with lemon twist; squeeze mint sprig slightly and insert stem into ice.
  4. Dust top of drink with confectioners’ sugar. Insert 2 straws into ice so drinker must bury nose in mint in order to sip drink.
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