Mint Julep, 2 Ways

The Mint Julep dates back to the early 1800s and is traditionally drunk to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. Interestingly, the whiskey julep was considered rather vulgar before the Civil War and after considered rather delicious. The name derives from the Arabian word “julep” meaning a sweet medicinal drink and it was traditionally served in a sterling silver tankard known as a “Julep cup.”

RECIPES:
#1

1.5 oz Rendezvous Rye
4-5 Mint Leaves
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
Mint Sprig

Muddle 4 -5 mint leaves in 0.5 oz simple syrup, add 1.5 oz High West Rendezvous Rye, fill glass with crushed (or shaved ice), stir, garnish with fresh mint sprig.

#2
1.5 oz Double Rye!
1 oz High West Silver Oat
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
4-5 Mint Leaves

Muddle 4 -5 mint leaves in 0.5 oz simple syrup, add 1.5 oz High West Double Rye! and 1 oz High West Silver Oat, fill glass with crushed (or shaved ice), stir, garnish with fresh mint sprig.