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Brandy Julep

Ingredients

3 mint sprigs (10-12 mint leaves)

½ ounce demerara syrup

1½ ounces cognac

¼ ounce rum (Smith & Cross recommended)

Garnish: mint sprig and powdered sugar

Directions

Muddle mint and demerara syrup in a julep tin. Add cognac and stir briefly. Fill with crushed ice. Stir with a swizzle stick or barspoon, pushing mint to the bottom of tin. Insert a large metal straw and add rum on top of ice. Top with a mound of crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a dusting of powdered sugar.