Chris Morris’ Mint Julep Recipe
3-5 mint leaves
1t Powdered Sugar
2 - 2 ½ oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Muddle (stir/gentle crush) four mint springs and sugar in the bottom of a julep glass. Add water, continuing to muddle contents to a paste. Add Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Pack the julep glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint spring for and don’t forget the sipping straw.
If a metal julep cup is used, be sure to use a wooden muddler (bottom of a wooden spoon) instead of metal spoon to eliminate the possibility of scratching your julep cup.
1½ oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon
Juice of half a lime
1 medium piece candied ginger
¼ tsp. molasses
3 oz. lemon soda
Muddle ginger with all liquids except for the soda. Serve over ice in a julep glass and top with lemon soda. Garnish with a piece of ginger or a lime twist.
Basil Strawberry Julep
3 fresh basil leaves
2 diced strawberries
1 tablespoon basil simple syrup
2 tablespoons Woodford Reserve bourbon
Add basil leaves, strawberries and simple syrup to a rocks glass. Muddle. Add ice then top with bourbon. Garnish with fresh basil sprig or strawberry and serve.
Basil Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup basil leaves, 1 cup water and 1 cup of sugar in a small pot. Bring to a slow simmer, stirring often. Once sugar dissolves, remove from stove and cool. Strain to separate leaves from liquid into a container and seal.