Mint Julep

When New Orleans bartender Chris McMillian mixes mint juleps at Bar UnCommon, he recites an ode, written in the 1890s by a Kentucky newspaperman, that calls the cocktail "the zenith of man's pleasureā€¦the very dream of drinks."

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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015

  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 8 mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon, preferably overproof
  • Crushed ice

How to make this recipe

  1. In a chilled julep cup or fizz glass, muddle the mint leaves and Simple Syrup. Add the bourbon and crushed ice. Set a swizzle stick or bar spoon in the cup and spin between your hands to mix. Top with additional crushed ice and garnish with the mint sprigs.


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