This recipe is from Alton Brown and is the best Mint Julep I've had. It doesn't look like much, but it's very refreshing. The one thing I do is bash the mint and sugar in my mortar/pestle, instead of a glass.
- Place the mint in the bottom of a mortar/pestle, and top with the sugar.
- Muddle these together until the leaves start to break down and dissolve the sugar. Transfer to a cocktail glass.
- Add a splash of seltzer water.
- Fill the glass 3/4 with ice, and add the bourbon.
- Top with more seltzer; stir and garnish with a sprig of mint.
this is my "go to" recipe for mint juleps. i use a strainer with cheesecloth to get all the little mint bits out of the drink. i also add 1/2 ounce of orange liquor for personal preference.