It’s the drink synonymous with the annual Kentucky Derby, but if you can’t get that far, why not try request one in New York? Here’s what to ask for.
3 oz. Woodford Reserve
2 tablespoons mint syrup
1 sprig of mint
Fill a glass or julep cup with broken or crushed ice. Add mint syrup and the bourbon and stir gently until the cup is frosted. Garnish with 1 sprig of mint.
For the mint syrup, simply follow this recipe:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
13 sprigs of mint
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes; do not stir. Pour over the 13 sprigs of mint in a heatproof bowl, gently crushing the mint with the back of a spoon. Chill, covered, for 8 to 10 hours. Strain, discarding the mint.