For this first image in my series of watercolor cocktails, I've chosen the Mint Julep. Horse racing is popular in our house and every year on the day of the Kentucky Derby we host friends to watch the race and imbibe Mint Juleps. We've tried different recipes over the years, but the one we like best follows the following procedure:
In a silver julep cup, muddle 1 tsp of superfine sugar with a few fresh mint leaves, add 2 oz of Kentucky Straight Bourbon, top with crushed ice and a fresh mint sprig. Serve with a straw and wear a big hat while drinking.