Mint Julep

A tasty treat for horse-racing aficionados or simply a gathering of friends, this Mint Julep is worthy of Kentucky gentry.

Iced Mint Juleps With Mint Sprigs

Mint Juleps

Cook up the mint syrup the night before your party.

Mint Syrup

Ingredients:

10 cups of fresh mint leaves
8 cups of sugar
8 cups of water

Preparation:

  1. Combine your 10 cups of fresh mint leaves and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Use a pestle or flat end of a spoon to muddle or mash your mint leaves and sugar together.
  3. Boil this mixture in 8 cups of water until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Strain out the mint leaves as best you can.
  5. Transfer to a bottle or small jug with a spout to make it easier to pour at the party.

Mint Julep

Ingredients:

1 bottle of bourbon
mint syrup
several mint sprigs for garnish
crushed ice

Preparation:

  1. First fill glass with crushed ice.
  2. Add 2 ounces of bourbon and a tablespoon of mint syrup.
  3. Stir and garnish with a mint sprig.

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