1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon water
5 or 6 Large fresh mint leaves
(you know what kind!)
2 ounces of the best Kentucky bourbon
Fresh Mint Sprig
the sugar, water and mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Mash with a
spoon until the sugar is dissolved and the essence of mint is extracted.
Fill the glass with ice. When frost forms on the outside, slowly pour in
the bourbon, letting it trickle through the ice, then stir. Garnish with a
sprig of mint. (very important for the fragrance influences the palate).
recipe is from Maggie Oster's Book Recipes from an American Herb
Garden. She in turn gives credit to John Egerton's book Southern