The Mint Julep

Bar far one of my favorite cocktails. It is a simple cocktail, but often made wrong it can be a risky choice when ordering at a bar. My recommendation is make these at home when you want to sip something sweet on a lazy afternoon. My ideal Sunday afternoon is sipping a Mint Julep and playing horseshoes with my friends in the back yard. I like to take a handful of mint from my garden and muddle it in rocks glass with a large spoonful of dark brown sugar. Pour in the Whiskey to help the sugar dissolve and blend in with the mint then fill the glass with crushed ice. Depending on who you are serving you many add a splash of club soda to make it less boozey. I like to take my time when drinking a Mint Julep so I add a substitute the splash of club soda with a little more whiskey to help balance the melting ice.

  • A dozen mint leaves
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 3 ounces Workingman’s Rye Whiskey
  • Crushed Ice
  • Splash of Club Soda