Friday, May 01, 2009

BFDH Endorses: the Mint Julep

6 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Tbsp Simple Syrup
2 oz. Bourbon (Knob Creek or Jim Beam Black are great)
Crushed Ice

Combine the mint and simple syrup in the bottom of the glass. Using the handle end of the spoon, gently muddle the leaves and simple syrup. Add the bourbon, then the top with lots of crushed ice, stir, trying to keep the mint leaves on the bottom of the glass. Some prefer topping the ice with a few light splashes of orange bitters. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Settle into a porch swing or easy chair and enjoy.