No matter which horse you’re rooting for, it just wouldn’t be the Kentucky Derby without a Mint Julep. The icy-cold concoction is the perfect combination of mint, bourbon and a touch of sweetness.
The drink is so good that we enjoy it all summer long. In fact, the hotter it is, the better the Mint Julep tastes. To help you master this classic cocktail in time for the Run for the Roses, we got top bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric to make this short video tutorial.
- .25 oz Raw sugar syrup (one part raw sugar, one part water)
- 8 Mint leaves
- 2 oz Bourbon
Garnish:Bitters (optional) and mint sprig
Glass:Julep or rocks
In a Julep cup or rocks glass, lightly muddle the mint and syrup. Add the bourbon and pack tightly with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a few drops of bitters, if desired, and a mint sprig.
By Dushan Zaric