Traditional Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Recipe
Ah, the mint julep. So delicious. So refreshing. Ideally, a Kentucky Derby Mint Julep should be drunk from a silver or pewter cup, but you can use a Collins glass in a pinch.
- Fresh mint sprigs
- Bourbon whisky (not Tennessee whisky, not Canadian whisky!)
- Powdered sugar
Muddle 4 mint sprigs, 1 tsp powdered sugar, and 2 tsp water in a silver or pewter cup. Fill the cup with shaved or crushed ice and add 2 ½ ounces of bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw. Enjoy!