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 brandy(Use a large bar glass.)
Ingredient: brandyWhat it is: Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.
Variant of: Mint Julep
The brandy julep is made with the same ingredients as the mint, julep, omitting the fancy fixings.