Lemon & Mint Julep

makes 1

recipe adapted slightly from Everyday Food

  • 5-6 sprigs mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • crushed ice
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • lemon wedge & mint, for garnish

Combine mint, sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon water, and lemon juice in a glass. Mash gently with the back of a wooden spoon until mint is bruised. Fill glass with crushed ice, add Bourbon, and stir until combined. Serve with a lemon wedge & a sprig of mint.