Pierre Ferrand Original Cognac Julep

Original Cognac Julep, adapted from David Wondrich, Imbibe, 2007

In a highball glass, stir 2 teaspoons/10 ml superfine sugar with ½ oz/15 mlwater until dissolved. Add 5 or 6 mint leaves (from the bottom of the sprig) and press very lightlywith a muddler. Add 1 ½ oz/45 ml Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula and fill w/crushed orfinely cracked ice.

Swirl with a barspoon until the outside of the glass frosts. Add more crushedice and another 1 oz/30 ml Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula Stir again to frost the glass.

Garnish with at least 1 sprig of mint, and preferably 3, and add a straw.

Optional (but highly recommended): before inserting the mint and straw float ½ oz/15 ml PlantationVintage 2000 Jamaican Rum on top by gently pouring it from a jigger over the back of a barspoon.

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