To make the perfect mint julep, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves
- 2-3 ounces of good-quality bourbon
- Crushed ice
- A julep cup or tall glass
- A Blue Planet straw
To make the mint julep, first add the sugar and mint leaves to the bottom of the julep cup or tall glass. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to crush the mint leaves and mix them with the sugar. This will release the mint flavor and aroma into the drink.
Next, add the bourbon to the cup or glass and stir to mix everything together. Fill the cup or glass with crushed ice, making sure to pack it tightly so that it stays in place.
Stick the straw into the cup or glass and enjoy your mint julep. The straw is used to help keep the crushed ice from melting too quickly and watering down the drink. It also allows you to easily sip on the drink without having to lift the entire cup or glass to your mouth.
To make the perfect mint julep, it's important to use fresh mint leaves and good-quality bourbon. Experiment with the proportions of sugar and mint to find the balance of flavors that you prefer. And remember to always use a straw to help keep the drink cool and to make it easy to sip on