the mint julep

Possibly my favorite cocktail. This one is made with buffalo trace bourbon which is sweet and spicy.

Mint Julep 

Mint leaves, 2 stems worth per drink

2 oz bourbon

1 teaspoon powdered sugar

ice, preferably crushed.  (if you have one of those fridges that do it for you, you're a lucky one.)

Place mint leaves in glass with bourbon and powdered sugar and muddle.  I used a wooden spoon. The idea is to release the mint-ness from the mint.  Let it sit for a minute or two and cover with ice.  Traditionally served in a metal cup (to keep contents icy cold) and garnished with a mint sprig.