Nothing says Derby Weekend like a Mint Julep.
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Mint Julep

21 Club, New York City - May 2nd, 2014

Serves 1

Mint simple syrup:

  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • granulated sugar

Crush mint leaves in quart container; fill container half way up with sugar; fill container with enough boiling water to cover sugar; stir to dissolve; cool; strain; seal container tight; store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

Assembly:

  • mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. premium Bourbon, such as Maker’s Mark

Muddle mint leaves, lemon juice, and 1 oz. reserved mint simple syrup in Collins glass; fill glass with crushed ice; add Bourbon; stir; garnish with bruised mint leaf.