Hallie Burton
prop stylist
Brooke Deonarine
recipe from
our test kitchen

Serves 1


  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup or 1 tsp. granulated sugar 
  • 4 to 5 fresh mint leaves (more or less, depending on preference)
  • 2 1/2 oz. bourbon 
  • Crushed ice 
  • Fresh mint sprig, for garnish, optional

Dating back to the late 1700s, this old school cocktail has definitely been around the block. But that’s why we love it–a true staple! Simple to make, but packs a minty fresh punch. Perfect for any time of year, really.


Place the mint leaves and sugar or simple syrup in a rocks glass. Gently muddle to dissolve the sugar and release the oils in the mint. Add the bourbon to the glass with the mint and sugar mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with crushed ice and stir. The glass should become frosty! Option to garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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