Chris Morris, master distiller of Woodford Reserve, recommends using a robust, 90-proof bourbon.
Makes: 1 servings
Prep: 5 mins
- 1 teaspoon confectioners sugar
- 5 fresh mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
- 1/2 cup bourbon (4 ounces)
- Crushed ice
- Add the sugar, the mint leaves and a few drops of the bourbon to a chilled glass. Muddle or crush the mint with a spoon to create a thick paste. Add a handful of crushed ice to the glass. Place a straw so that it reaches the mint paste at the bottom of the glass. Pour the remaining bourbon over the ice. Add more crushed ice, making a mound that reaches to the top of the glass and leaving about 1 inch of the straw peeking above the rim. Garnish with a mint sprig.