Aged Rum Mint Julep
A twist on the classic bourbon Mint Julep, this cocktail is made with aged rum, demerara simple syrup, fresh mint, and orange bitters.
- 2 oz aged rum I used Santa Teresa 1796
- 1/4 oz demerara simple syrup
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 10 fresh mint leaves
In a Julep cup, gently muddle the mint leaves, syrup, and bitters.
Add the rum and fill the cup with crushed ice. Stir until chilled (the cup will frost over).
Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint (and an edible flower, if desired). Serve with a straw.