Southern Style Mint Julep

Courtesy of Jim Hewes, Round Robin Bar, Washington, D.C.

  • 2 oz. Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Branch water
  • 8-10 red-stem mint leaves
  • Freshly cracked ice

Muddle mint leaves, a small measure of bourbon and sugar in a tall glass
tumbler, add small amount of cracked ice and stir, refill with remaining ice.
Top with rest of the bourbon and branch water and re-stir. Garnish with
fresh mint and a zest of lemon, dust with sugar.

Published on July 12, 2010