The Mint Julep may be the king of all summer drinks. Served in a distinctive metal cup (it should be frosty to the touch) the ice-cold cocktail was born in the American South, and mainly contains crushed ice. There are other ingredients of course, with a splish and splash of bourbon and the flavoursome zing of spearmint, giving the drink flavour. Get ready to find your new favourite summer cocktail.
- Spearmint Leaves
- Sugar Syrup
- Fill a julep tin with crushed ice to the brim
- Shake 65ml bourbon, 10 mint leaves and 15ml sugar syrup
- Strain into the tin, and churn gently with a long spoon
- Top with more crushed ice and a big sprig of mint