We’re not quite sure why the Mint Julep is the official drink of the Derby, but one would guess because it’s the perfect drink for that day. Kentucky Bourbon, fresh spearmint, just a little sweetness, a heap of finely crushed ice, and a perfectly frosted silver cup. Sounds good for a hot day in Kentucky, right?
-Combine Bourbon with Iconic Lime Leaf Tonic. Set aside and crush ice. -Fill a chilled julep cup with the crushed ice. Slowly add your cocktail. Top with ice. -Clap a healthy handful of mint between hands to express the oils then rub mint over the glass and garnish near the straw.