A classic bourbon refresher, associated with the cuisine of the American South used to celebrate Kentucky Derby Day. Sweetened with syrup and complimented by refreshing mint, the spirit-forward drink is an ideal drink for warmer afternoons or evenings.
Original recipes didn’t include bourbon or mint – just rum, water and sugar and although commonly thought of as old-school plantation drinks it originated as a city-slicker’s drink.
- 6-8 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 tbsp sugar syrup
- 3 measures bourbon whisky
- crushed ice
- For a single serving start by combining the sugar syrup and mint leaves into a small glass and mash with a spoon.
- Add the crushed ice and stir to combine with the syrup and mint.
- Pour bourbon over ice and decorate with remaining mint leaves.