How to Build a Mint Julep

Mint Julep Necessaries

There are many ways to make a julep, simple enough as it may seem. Indeed the drink is concise, and perfect in its honesty. Here’s one way to keep it true.

The Necessaries:

  • Lewis Bag
  • Wooden Mallet
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sugar
  • Muddler
  • Spoon
  • Jigger
  • Fresh Mint
  • Bourbon
  • Julep Tin (a glass will do in a pinch).

Pluck 6-8 large mint leaves, adding to your tin with a spoonful of sugar. Add a measure of bourbon (in this particular instance, 2 ounces), and muddle for 2-3 seconds. Exercise caution so as not to over-muddle. You want the oil from the mint, not its blood. Fill your Lewis Bag with a heavy scoop of ice, and apply your mallet. Fill your tin with the now crushed ice, and garnish with fresh mint sprigs, spanking them first to activate the bouquet. Add a straw if you must.


The Pinewood's Mint Julep

The Pinewood's Mint Julep

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