Mint Julep (Variation)
Drink Type: Cocktail
Take 3 sprigs of mint and rip them into 3 equal size pieces and put them into a glass. Peel a lemon lengthwise. Squeeze the essential oils of the lemon peel on top of the mint. Add lemon juice, simple syrup and Bulleit Bourbon. Let sit 1 minute. Stir briefly to incorporate all ingredients. Add cubed ice. Garnish with 3 mint sprigs with the bottoms cut off to allow the mint flavor to bleed out of the bottom of the stalks. Cut 2 straws so they are only 3/4" above the mint and place them into the bouquet so each sip provides a new breath of fresh mint essence.
Mixologist's note:"Designed to be a new take on the classic Mint Julep recipe. Distinctively different for someone who is ready to take their Julep drinking to a new direction."