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Mint Julep

Apart from the martini, the mint julep could be the most iconic cocktail in America. It is a drink that’s synonymous with the Kentucky Derby Day where large amounts of Mint Juleps are sipped under dressy hats. The Mint Julep is a cocktail of bourbon, simple syrup and mint served over crushed ice and it’s so easy you can make it yourself.


15 gms superfine sugar

30 ml hot water

8 mint leaves, plus one mint sprig

60 ml bourbon

Dissolve the sugar in the water in an old-fashioned glass or a julep cup. Add the mint leaves and press them lightly with a spoon. Add the bourbon, fill the glass with cracked ice, and stir. Plant the mint sprig in the ice alongside a short straw, and serve.