This classic cocktail is the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby and our Gamlin Whiskey House Kentucky Derby Party!
2 oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon
1 oz. simple syrup
8-10 fresh mint leaves
Fresh mint sprig (for garnish)
In a pint glass, combine mint leaves and bourbon; allow to sit for at least 30 seconds. Add simple syrup and ice, then shake vigorously. Fill a julep glass with crushed ice so that the ice mounds over the rim of the glass. Double strain into the julep glass and garnish with a mint sprig.