As has become Kentucky Derby tradition here at The Bourbon Babe, it’s time to share my very favorite Mint Julep recipe, which is attributed to Henry Watterson, the firebrand editor of The (Louisville) Courier-Journal for 50 years:
Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form on it. Select the choicer sprigs only, but do not rinse them.
Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of whiskey.
Pour the whiskey into a well-frosted silver cup, throw the other ingredients away, and drink the whiskey.
(If you really still want a mint julep, try this recipe.)