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Brown Butter Julep

Fat-washed rye smoothes the edges of this strong cocktail and lends it a fuller flavor. Crushed ice is essential in a julep, so be sure to have it on hand before you start mixing.


  • 5 large mint leaves plus more to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3 ounces Brown Butter–Washed Rye


  • Place mint leaves and sugar in a chilled double old-fashioned glass (or julep cup, if you have one). Muddle with back of a spoon until leaves are slightly crushed and sugar becomes paste-like. Fill glass ¾ of the way with crushed ice. Add rye and stir briskly. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with mint.