The traditional Derby Day cocktail, and a southern ritual crafted from bourbon, simple syrup and mint.


  • 2 OZ. Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/2 OZ. Simple Syrup
  • 3 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Crushed Ice
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)


  1. Express the essential oils in the mint and rub them inside the glass
  2. To the same glass, add simple syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice
  3. Stir
  4. Garnish with more ice, fresh mint, and powdered sugar