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Courtesy of Robert M. Peacock/Chronicle Books

 

Mint Julep

This and other classic cocktail recipes are chronicled in Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions and Classic Libations.

 

6–7 fresh mint leaves
1 Tbsp. simple syrup
2 oz. bourbon
Crushed ice
Tools: barspoon
Glass: silver julep cup (or highball)
Garnish: mint sprig

 

Combine mint leaves, syrup and bourbon in a glass. Using a bar spoon, crush the mint to release its essence into the liquid. Fill the glass with ice. Gently press the spoon into the ice, shaking it to incorporate the bourbon-syrup mixture. Garnish.

 

Denise Gee, Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions and Classic Libations, Chronicle Books

 

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