The Mint Julep is a popular American whiskey cocktail that has managed to attain an iconic status. It is perhaps one of the most well assimilated drinks in the American culture due to its historic association with the Kentucky Derby, an event that is as American as they can get.
Chilled, refreshing and with the pride of Kentucky at its heart, the Mint Julep is adored not only by the drinkers but also by the people that make them. Why? Well, because preparing the Mint Julep is an easy task, superseded only by the task of feasting on one.
The pride of Kentucky that we spoke of, is of course, Bourbon. In a lot of ways, Bourbon could be called the pride of America itself, distilled right there in Kentucky. The state is home to one of the highest concentration of distilleries in the world, and some of the very best. One such distillery is Rabbit Hole, a rather new one that has already made its mark among the people. Rabbit Hole Distillery’s Dareringer expression is our choice for the Mint Julep recipe for its smooth, flavourful goodness.
How to prepare the Mint Julep cocktail in five simple steps
Step 1: Take an Old Fashioned glass, or a Julep cup if you have one. Add the mint leaves and sugar syrup to it.
Step 2: Use a muddler to crush the mint leaves and combine the syrup with it.
Step 3: Add the Rabbit Hole Dareringer Bourbon to the cup and stir gently.
Step 4: Pack the cup with as much crushed ice as you can.
Step 5: Garnish the drink with a couple of mint leaves.
Your Mint Julep cocktail is ready to be enjoyed! Fun fact; the Mint Julep was once said to be prescribed to patients who were suffering from upset stomachs and frequent retching.
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