In honor of the derby - Where can one find the best mint julep? Location is not important. Being able to pack a few people into the bar to watch the race and have a good time is essential. Pewter cups are a big plus!
The two best I've had were at Blue Smoke (no pewter cups) and Back Forty (pewter cups but no TV)
In that case:
3 oz bourbon whiskey
5-6 sprigs of mint
1 tsp sugar
1.Crush the sugar with four sprigs of mint in the bottom of the glass.
2.Fill the glass with crushed ice and then add the bourbon. Feel free to add more bourbon to fill the glass, if necessary.
3.Garnish with remaining mint.
4.Insert a straw, cutting it to no more than 2 inches (5 cm) above the rim of the glass (allows one to smell the julep while drinking).