Even though you may not be at the Kentucky Derby, you can still pretend to be by sipping the Louisville, KY restaurant Proof on Main's classic mint julep. A simple combination of mint, sugar, and bourbon, this drink is a refreshing option for warm weather days.
- 1 Cup mint leaves, plus a sprig or two for garnish
- 1 Ounce sugar syrup
- 2 Ounces bourbon
- Crushed ice to fill glass
In a rocks glass, lightly press on mint with a muddler or back of a spoon. Add the sugar syrup.
Pack the glass with crushed ice and pour the bourbon over the ice. Garnish with an extra mint sprig.