Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins
From the Greenbrier hotel in Virginia.. they claim tp have orginated this popular drink
- 12 fresh mint sprigs, plus 2 sprigs for garnish
- 2 fluid ounces simple syrup
- crushed ice
- 4 fluid ounces Bourbon (preferably Maker's Mark)
- Place 2 old-fashioned glasses or julep cups in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
- Place 6 mint sprigs and 1 fl. oz. simple syrup in the bottom of each glass. Muddle until the mint is crushed.
- Fill the glasses with crushed ice and divide the bourbon between the glasses. Stir until the glasses are frosted and the drink is extremely cold. Garnish with the remaining mint and serve.
- To make your own simple syrup:
- Stir together 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and slowly bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is slightly syrupy. Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool before using. The syrup will keep for at least a couple of weeks in your refrigerator in a covered container. Makes 1 cup.