Mexican Mint Julep
Add brown sugar and water to a rocks glass or julep cup.
- Stir the sugar and water until it starts to dissolve.
- Add the mint leaves. Press the mint and sugar together.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice, add the mezcal, and stir until chilled.
- Top with jalapeno slices and a bunch of mint leaves.
Do not muddle the brown sugar and mint leaves, just press them to release the oil.
You might be wondering why there are only 4 or 5 drops of water in this recipe. The answer? That's all it takes for the sugar to melt and create that perfect Mexican Mint Julep!