Our variation on the classic Mint Julep, adding just a little fizz to sparkle your drink. A crowning achievement of Southern hospitality.
Southern Mint Julep
Author: Chief Mixologist
Recipe type: Alcoholic Cocktail
- 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
- 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.
- Fill glass two-thirds with crushed ice; mix gently. Add more ice and remaining bourbon; top with sparkling water; stir.
- Rub rim of glass with lemon twist; squeeze mint sprig slightly and insert stem into ice.
- Dust top of drink with confectioners’ sugar. Insert 2 straws into ice so drinker must bury nose in mint in order to sip drink.