—3 oz. bourbon, scotch or cognac
—2 tsp. confectioners’ sugar
—2 sprigs fresh mint —crushed ice to fill one widemouthed pint Mason jar or julep cup
1. Put the alcohol, sugar and mint in the jar and fill with ice.
2. Secure the lid and shake vigorously 50 times. The ice will bruise the mint so that it releases its flavor and the ice will melt a little and dilute the drink.
3. When well shaken, remove the lid and drink from the jar. If using a julep cup, muddle the mint with a silver spoon, crushing the mint against the ice and walls of the jar.