Mint Julep (Southern Style)



  1. In silver mug or Collins glass, dissolve sugar/syrup with water.
  2. Fill with finely shaved ice.
  3. Add bourbon.
  4. Stir until glass is heavily frosted, adding more ice if necessary. (Do not hold glass with hand while stirring.)
  5. Garnish with 5-6 sprigs of fresh mint so that the tops are about 2 inches above rim of glass.
  6. Use short straws so that it will be necessary to bury nose in mint, which is intended for scent rather than taste.