Try making your julep with pure maple syrup instead of simple syrup for a real treat!
Maple Mint Julep
- A few mint leaves
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp water
- crushed ice (see below for crushing tip)
- 1 jigger bourbon
- Muddle mint leaves in bottom of glass.
- Add maple syrup and water.
- Top with crushed ice. To crush, put cubes in clean kitchen towel and crush by leaning on them with a heavy iron skillet.
- Top with bourbon, stir, garnish with a mint sprig, and serve.