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Food & Wine Mint Julep

Food & Wine Mint Julep

Food & Wine Mint Julep

  • food_wine
  • bourbon
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 5 min
When New Orleans bartender Chris McMillian mixes mint juleps at Bar UnCommon, he recites an ode, written in the 1890s by a Kentucky newspaperman, that calls the cocktail "the zenith of man's pleasure…the very dream of drinks."

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 oz Bourbon, preferably overproof
  • 8 mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish

Tools

  • Muddler
  • Swizzle stick

How to Mix

  1. In a chilled julep cup or fizz glass, muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup
  2. Add the bourbon and crushed ice
  3. Set a swizzle stick or bar spoon in the cup and spin between your hands to mix
  4. Top with additional crushed ice and garnish with the mit sprigs
CONTRIBUTED BY JIM MEEHAN PHOTO © WENDELL T. WEBBER