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Mint Julep

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

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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