The Kentucky Derby is this weekend—and while we need no excuse to drink a little bourbon, we're happy to dress ours up for the occasion and break out our new julep cups! We're love a fun twist on the julep, but we went super classic here. All you need to run out for is a little mint and you're all set.
Classic Mint Julep
2 sprigs of fresh mint
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz bourbon
Muddle one sprig of mint with the simple syrup in the bottom of a julep cup. Fill cup with crushed ice and add in bourbon. Swirl with a bar spoon until outside of cup is frosted. Fill again with crushed ice, and top with mint sprig.