Cocktail of the Day: Slow & Low Julep

With one of the most entertaining drinking weeks coming up, I’m going to be posting a number of cocktails over the next few days to celebrate both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. We’re starting off with a Rye take on the classic Derby drink, the Mint Julep.

  • 3 oz of Slow & Low Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup, Preferably Demerara
  • Lots of mint—10 springs mint (Reserve 1 sprig for garnish)
  • Crushed ice
  • Copper, steel or aluminum cup

Method: Muddle whiskey and mint in a mix glass.Add 1 large cube of ice.  Stir, but not so much as to dilute – a bakers dozen revolutions. Add liberal amounts of crushed ice to more than fill the tin cup.Fine strain contents of mix into a glass over crushed ice. Garnish w 6 mint leaves.