Just Another Julep

from Death & Co

  • 2 sprigs of Mint
  • 2 ounces Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • .25 ounce Rich Demerara Syrup
  • .5 ounce Gosling's Black Seal Rum
  • Bouquet of Mint (Garnish)

Rub the mint around the inside of a julep tin and discard. Fill the tin with crushed ice and add the bourbon and syrup. Swizzle briefly, then top with crushed ice. Pour the rum over the top. Garnish with the mint bouquet in the center of the ice and serve with a straw.

BRIAN MILLER, 2008 The Kentucky-born humorist Irvin S. Cobb once said, "Any guy who'd put rye in a mint julep and crush the leaves would put scorpions in a baby's bed." Taking this to heart, I rub the inside of the julep tin with mint leaves, then discard them before building the drink.—BM