Mint Julep Martini

  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 drinks
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Ingredients

24 to 32 fresh mint leaves

4 tablespoons simple syrup, (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves)

Crushed ice

8 ounces Belvedere Vodka

4 sprigs mint, for garnish

4 martini glasses, cold

Directions

  1. For one drink: Put 6 to 8 mint leaves, 1 tablespoon simple syrup and crushed ice in the bottom of a tall glass. With the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the leaves to extract the flavor. Add 2 ounces vodka and shake several times. Strain into a chilled martini glasses and garnish with a small mint sprig.