The concoction of Bourbon, a little bit of water, powdered and granulated sugar and plenty of mint has long been a very popular way to drink a cocktail. Simple yet refined. The mint julep originated in the southern United States, probably during the 18th century. Most historians agree that it was developed within Virginia high society during the late 1700s or early 1800s. In its early days Virginians would sip on mint juleps, served in silver goblets, over breakfast. During this time they were made with brandy or rum.
10 mint leaves
12.5ml 2:1 sugar syrup (see tip, below)
ice , cubes and crushed
For the garnish
a big mint sprig and a straw
1. Shake the bourbon, mint leaves and sugar syrup with ice and strain into a highball glass or julep tin filled with crushed ice. Churn gently with a long-handled spoon and top with more crushed ice. Garnish and serve.
2. Make the sugar surup. Dissolve 200g sugar in 100ml water over a low heat. Leave to cool, then bottle. Store in the fridge for up to one week.
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