Part of our Derby Drinks 2016 feature.

© photo by Jake Brown

This simple julep variation tastes rich, smoky, and sweet. Settle in to a big leather chair, light a stogie, and watch the ponies run.

Old Money (makes 1 drink)

In a mixing glass or pint glass with ice add the cognac and syrup. Stir for 30 turns to incorporate the ingredients. 

Strain the drink into a julep cup filled with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice if necessary and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.