Source: The Bartender's Guide: How To Mix Drinks page: 45
1 table-spoon white sugarpulverized
Ingredient: white sugarWhat it is: Additive
Class of edible crystalline substances, mainly sucrose for table sugar. Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.
2 1/2 table-spoon watermix well with a spoon
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.
4 sprig mint
Ingredient: mintAlso Known As: peppermint, spearmint What it is: Herb
Usually spearmint, mint is an ingredient in several mixed drinks, such as the mojito and mint julep. Sweet tea, iced and flavored with spearmint, is a summer tradition in the Southern United States.
1 1/2 wine-glass whiskey(Use large bar glass.)
Ingredient: whiskeyWhat it is: Whiskey
Broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn (maize). Most whiskies are aged in wooden casks (generally oak), the exception being some corn whiskeys.
Variant of: Mint Julep
The whiskey julep is made the same as the mint julep, omitting all fruits and berries.