I don’t know what a julep is. A flower? A horse? It doesn’t matter. You could call this a Mint Cummerbund and I’d have 12, all while hollering “I do declare” in a seersucker suit. It’s the official drink of the Kentucky Derby [I think?] and of Kentucky itself [don’t fact check that]. Kentuckians [Kentuckites? Kentuckers?!?], by law, are required to learn this recipe on their 4th birthday so they can entertain guests like proper southern belles and beaus. Two ingredients, crushed ice, a sprig of mint, all served in a Glory cup. Try it. Y’all.
2 oz good bourbon
1/2 oz simple syrup [extra credit: mint simple syrup]
1 good looking mint sprig, for garnish
Add crushed ice to a fancy cup.
Mix bourbon and simple syrup in a separate cup. Then add to the fancy cup.
Garnish with mint.
Optional: I recommend using a straw as trying to suck this cocktail down through all the ice can get dicey.