Mint Julep

From Distillers Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Mint Julep

A cocktail, distinctive to the southern U.S., and well-known as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Keeping a Mint Julep cold while drinking it was the reason the drinking straw was invented.

The following is a sample recipe for one mint julep:

  • Several to a few dozen mint leaves
  • 3 to 5 oz. (90 to 150 mL) of Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. (10 mL) of spring water
  • Shaved or crushed ice

Place the sugar, the water, and most of the mint in a silver or pewter cup and stir, fill the glass with the ice, add the bourbon, garnish with the remaining leaves, and serve with or without a straw.

See also: List of cocktails