Gin Julep: gin in the spotlight in this cocktail from the julep family.
For 1 person
5 cl gin
1 tsp sugar
5 to 7 fresh mint leaves
How to make
Technique: straight to the glass / Glass: old-fashioned / Type: short drink (7cl) / Time: 4 mn
Directly in a glass, muddle the mint with the powdered sugar and 1 or 2 teaspoons of water.
Fill the glass with crushed ice then pour in the gin.
Stir gently with a mixing spoon.
Insert a sprig of mint.
The Gin Julep cocktail is part of the family of "juleps" whose consumption dates back to the 17th or 18th century, the most famous cocktail of this family is the Mint Julep. Gin Julep was first published in "Bartenders Guide: How to mix drinks" in 1862 by Jerry Thomas.