It's Kentucky Derby time. I'm only a few hours from work time so I'm getting my muddlin arm ready.
One interesting fact: a "julep" was a term for an elixir (usually sweet) that was administered by doctors to smooth out the harshness of some medicines...
I'm here to teach AND get you drunk. Anyway, just in time for the race, here's my recipe for a Mint Julep.
- 2 oz of Bourbon whiskey (I used Maker's Mark)
- 1 oz of simple syrup (1:1 sugar water)
- 3-4 sprigs of fresh mint
- really cold crushed ice
Glassware: a metal chalice if you have it. Otherwise, a simple highball will do.