May 2, 2006 at 9:05 PM EST - Updated July 27 at 4:20 AM
Tom Dempsey’s Mint Julep Recipe 3-5 mint leaves 1t Powdered Sugar 2t Water 2 - 2 ½ oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Crushed Ice
Muddle (stir/gentle crush) four mint springs and sugar in the bottom of a julep glass. Add water, continuing to muddle contents to a paste. Add Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Pack the julep glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint spring for and don’t forget the sipping straw.
If a metal julep cup is used, be sure to use a wooden muddler (bottom of a wooden spoon) instead of metal spoon to eliminate the possibility of scratching your julep cup.