The original julep, some believe. A whole different experience, refreshing but slightly astringent. A different gin will no doubt render a somewhat different result; we used Warwick American Dry Rustic Gin from the beautiful Hudson Valley.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle around two dozen mint leaves with a quarter cup of crushed ice.
3 ounces gin
1.5 ounces simple syrup
Another cup of crushed ice.
Shake vigorously. Strain into two julep cups (or two frozen Manhattan glasses) filled with crushed ice. Add a generous swath of fresh mint and a straw.
Happy afternoons on the porch…