Classic Bourbon Mint Julep
Like a delicious snow cone for adults, the mint julep is a classic for a reason – sweet, boozy & herby, it’s a treat!
- 7-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1/2oz Gum Syrup (could substitute 2/1 sugar/water simple syrup in a pinch)
- 2oz Bourbon (we used Bulleit)
- Plenty of Crushed Ice
- Fresh Mint Sprig
Combine the mint leaves and first 1/4oz of syrup in the bottom of a julep tin.
Add a layer of crushed ice.
Pour in the bourbon.
Top with another layer of crushed ice, bringing the ice almost to the top of the tin.
Pour in the remaining half of the syrup.
Mound more crushed ice over the top of the tin.
Insert a straw or spoon-straw (ideally metal).
Garnish with the mint sprig. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Laura Bishop