As the Kentucky Derby approaches there is one cocktail that is essential to have in your repertoire, The Mint Julep. Whether at the track or on the veranda watching the sun set, this refreshing, simple and elegant cocktail should be sipped and savored.
leaves from 4-5 mint sprigs
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 1/2 oz Bourbon
In a mint julep cup or heavy bottom glass, gently muddle mint and simple syrup.
Add crushed ice and Bourbon, stir.
Top with ice and a sprig of mint.