The Old Minted

Like an Old Fashioned and a Mint Julep had a baby, this beauty is simple to make and even easier to drink.

Stirred  |  Double Old Fashioned Glass  |  Clear Ice   |  Mint & Lemon Peel

Step 1:
Infuse your Bourbon of choice with mint. If you have fresh mint on hand you can let it infuse for a few days. However, we like things a little simpler... and quicker. Grab some loose peppermint tea (about an ounce for a whole bottle of bourbon), pour bourbon over the tea in a mason jar and let it infuse for 6 minutes. Strain bourbon through a fine mesh strainer and/or cheesecloth back into the original bottle. Voila!

Step 2:
Jigger into your mixing glass:

  • 2 1/2oz Mint Infused Bourbon
  • 1/4oz Demerara Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Step 3:
Add a generous amount of crushed ice and stir with a bar spoon  smoothly for 25-30 seconds. 

Step 4:
Use a hawthorne strainer to pour your cocktail into your double old fashioned glass over a clear ice cube.

Step 5:
Grab a particularly handsome lemon and your Y-shaped peeler and cut a strip of peel. Trim for aesthetics if desired. 

Step 6:
Squeeze the lemon peel, shiny side out, over the top of the drink and place on top. Get a sprig of fresh, clean mint, slap it a couple times on your palm to make it fragrant and tuck it in next to the ice. Take a deep breath in through your nose over drink. Breathe out. Smile. Drink.

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