The Treaty Oak Mint Julep should be appreciated all summer long. It is a brisk, invigorating, delicious cocktail that screams summer.
The mint julep started as a southern summer drink but is best known as the Kentucky Derby’s signature drink. This bourbon cocktail uses four ingredients mint, bourbon, simple syrup, and crushed ice. Some recipes call for powdered sugar and water. Often served in silver or pewter cups, but any cup will work. Find the one that suits your needs.
The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, but the mint and bourbon help balance out the sweetness. There are many great Texas Bourbons available for you to choose from. Since bourbon is the primary liquid in the drink, you’ll want to use a high-quality bourbon you know you love.
Treaty Oak Mint Julep
This is a cocktail made in the glass.
- .75 oz simple syrup
- 2.25 oz Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Bourbon
- 7 to 8 mint leaves
- Crushed ice
How to make
- Combine the mint leaves and simple syrup into the glass
- Gently muddle the mint leaves to release the oils
- Add the crushed ice
- Add the bourbon
- Stir well
- Add more crushed ice
- Garnish with a mint leaf
Enjoy this excellent cocktail on your patio, at the pool or mix up a big batch and take it to the lake. Of course, be prepared to make them for the Kentucky Derby, but why stop there check out the official drink of the Belmont Stakes the Belmont Jewel.