Just in time for the Kentucky Derby, try this Mint Julep
1 heaping tsp. Sugar OR .5oz simple syrup
6-8 mint sprigs
Crude Ginger-Turmeric bitters
Place mint leaves in the bottom of a julep cup or rocks glass and top with sugar, 2-droppers of bitters and a splash of water. Muddle together until leaves begin to break down.
Fill the glass with crushed ice* and once the glass frosts over, add bourbon. Stir and garnish with a sprig of mint. Drink and repeat.
*Crushed ice: wrap ice in a dish towel and pound with a mallet or muddler until finely crushed.
Recipe by Craig Rudewicz of Crude Bitters & Sodas, crudebitters.com