The Mint Julep is a Southern U.S. tradition. This cocktail is a must-have for watching the Kentucky Derby horse races. Did you realize the races are next weekend?
As seen on the American Classics episode
1 bunch of fresh mint
2 cups of simple syrup
1 750 ml bottle of bourbon
Infuse 1/2 of the mint with the bourbon in a large jar overnight. Fill a large pitcher with ice and pour in bourbon mixture and simple syrup. Serve in glasses with the remaining mint sprigs.