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Chardonnay is so passe. Why not try a bourbon or whiskey drink? The cocktail recipes are all in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- 2 oz. Kentucky bourbon
- A rocks glass or Derby cup (a traditional sterling silver or pewter cup)
- Crushed or shaved ice
- A muddler or long-handled spoon
- And a swizzle stick
Set aside a few mint leaves for garnish, and place the rest in the bottom of the glass.
Add simple syrup
Pour in 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup.
Muddle the combination gently to unleash—but not bruise—the mint's scent, flavor, and overall essence in the glass.
Fill the glass with crushed ice.
Add two ounces of bourbon.
Stir the cocktail.
Garnish & serve
Add the mint leaves and swizzle stick as garnish, and serve. Now it's time to get your bets down.