The Vieux Carre Cocktail
The Irish Coffee
The Mint Julep is an iconic whiskey cocktail you definitely don’t want to miss. Drinks that are this popular can sometimes seem difficult to make, but this recipe is actually incredibly easy and only requires a few ingredients.
Beyond the whiskey, sugar, and mint, the only other requirement for this drink is crushed ice. Other forms of ice won’t create the same effect, so take the time to create a nice mound of crushed ice before mixing this cocktail. Traditionally, Mint Juleps are served in silver or pewter cups and held by the handle or rim so the cup maintains optimum frost. They work just as well in any tall glass.
The Mint Julep is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby, which has helped propel the cocktail’s popularity. Tens of thousands of Mint Juleps are served at Churchill Downs in Louisville, and countless more are enjoyed by fans watching the race throughout the country. With a balance of sweet, smoky, and herbal flavors, the Mint Julep is delicious all year long.
First, lets gather the ingredients. You’ll need:
First, place the mint leaves and sugar or simple syrup into a julep cup, collins glass, or double old-fashioned glass.
Muddle well, to dissolve the sugar and release the oil and aroma of the mint.
Add the whiskey, then fill the glass with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty.
Garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw and enjoy.