This old American drink was enjoyed way before the Kentucky Derby. It's also pretty much the only famous whiskey cocktail that has a true seasonality to it. This is a sweet drink, but when made right, it's just perfect to quench that hot summer sun. It does look especially dapper alongside a seersucker or stunning as an accessory to a spring dress, but it tastes just as good in shorts and flip flops. We added orange bitters to the top of the crushed ice to give the aromatics from the mint a unique little something extra.
Mint Julep Recipe by Hella Company
It helps to have julep cups, but if you don't you can do this in a highball as well.Prepping time: / Cook time: / Total time: / Servings: 1 drink
*Mint syrup is easy and will last for a couple weeks in your fridge. Bring to a simmer 1 part water. Add 1 part sugar and stir until dissolved. Add handful fresh mint leaves and simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain off mint leaves when cool.
**To crush ice at home just take ice cubes and wrap them in a cloth napkin or towel. Then using a rolling pin, heavy pan or another blunt object smash the ice thoroughly.