The Mint Julep first appeared as a ‘wake-up and get at ‘em’ drink for the farmers going in agricultural regions on the east coast. I can’t imagine downing one of these cocktails and being very productive, but folks were made of heartier stock back then I assume.
Cheers from the Madtini Intoxicology Team… we’re off to buy some fancy hats and place our bets.
- 3 oz Kentucky Bourbon
- 5 fresh mint leaves
- tablespoon of quick dissolving sugar
Rub the surfaces of five mint leaves and place them in the bottom of a glass. Add a teaspoon of sugar and warm water. Stir the ingredients. Add 3 oz of bourbon and fill the glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves.