- 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) American whisky
- 6 to 8 mint leaves
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Cubes crushed ice
- 1 sprig fresh mint
Place mint leaves and granulated sugar in an old-fashioned glass.
Grind mint leaves and sugar using a muddler.
Fill the glass with crushed ice.
Pour in the whiskey.
Stir using a mixing spoon until glass is frosty.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Did you know:
A traditional drink in the Deep South, the Mint Julep is also the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby, the famous horserace that takes place every May in Louisville, Kentucky. The mint beverage became the event's signature cocktail in 1938, when it was served in a souvenir glass for the sum of . . . 75 cents. Today, more than 100,000 Mint Juleps are downed each year during the event.