Mint Julep

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size:Β Serves 1

Ingredients

5 fresh mint leaves, plus a few mint sprig (for garnish)

1 teaspoon sugar

shaved ice

2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey

Lemon slice, for garnish (optional)

Orange slice, for garnish (optional)

Maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)

Adapted From:Β FoodNetwork.com

Description
If you cannot make it to the Derby this year, enjoy a Derby tradition at home.This way you won’t have to buy one of those big hats! Enjoy in moderation!

Preparation
Place mint leaves, sugar and a splash of water into a silver julep glass or a 12-ounceTom Collins glass.Β Muddle the mint, sugar, and water together with the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill the glass with shaved ice, add the bourbon and stir until combined.

Garnish with a lemon or orange slice, a cherry and a few sprigs of mint.