The essence of Kentucky and the tall, frosty cousin to the julep.
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 1⁄2 ounces bourbon such as Wild Turkey 81 bourbon
- 1⁄2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 ounces pure maple syrup
- Peychaud’s Aromatic Cocktail Bitters
In a highball glass, tamp 7 of the mint leaves, fill the glass with crushed ice, add the bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup, and stir to combine. Add a mound of crushed ice, drizzle a few drops of bitters over the top, garnish with the remaining mint leaf, and serve with a swizzle stick.
Photo: Maren Caruso