A specialty of the Willard InterContinental’s Round Robin Bar, the Mint Julep is an elegant cocktail evoking an air of hospitality and congeniality.
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 oz. Hudson Baby Bourbon
Place mint leaves, 1-tablespoon sugar and a small measure of bourbon in a crystal tumbler. Gently muddle with a spoon. Place a scoop of freshly cracked ice in tumbler and stir vigorously. Top off with more ice. Add equal measures of bourbon and sparkling water to fill glass. Place a sprig of fresh mint on top; zest with a twist of lemon and dust with powdered sugar.