The Mint Julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, that originates from the Southern United States. The word 'julep' is derived from the Persian 'julab' meaning "rose water". There are a number of ways to make a mint julep, and all are served on the rocks over crushed ice in a julep glass—specifically a highball glass—with a narrow cocktail straw. It is correct to use the straw when drinking this cocktail.
- Mint Julep from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide -- original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License
- Serves 1
- Crush the sugar with four sprigs of mint in the bottom of the glass.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice and then add the bourbon. Feel free to add more bourbon to fill the glass, if necessary.
- Garnish with remaining mint.
- Insert a straw, cutting it to no more than 2 inches (5 cm) above the rim of the glass (allows one to smell the julep while drinking).