Serving Size: Serves 1
5 fresh mint leaves, plus a few mint sprig (for garnish)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
Lemon slice, for garnish (optional)
Orange slice, for garnish (optional)
Maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)
Adapted From: FoodNetwork.com
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!
Place mint leaves, sugar and a splash of water into a silver julep glass or a 12-ounceTom Collins glass. 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.