Mint Julep Recipe
A tasty treat for horse-racing aficionados or simply a gathering of friends, this Mint Julep is worthy of Kentucky gentry.
By: Stephen Phillips
- 1 bottle of Bourbon
- mint syrup (recipe below)
- several mint sprigs for garnish
- crushed ice
First fill glass with crushed ice.
Add 2 ounces of bourbon and a tablespoon of mint syrup.
Stir and garnish with a mint sprig.
- 10 cups of fresh mint leaves
- 8 cups of sugar
- 8 cups of water
Combine 10 cups of fresh mint leaves and sugar in a bowl.
Use a pestle or flat end of a spoon to muddle or mash mint leaves and sugar together.
Boil this mixture in 8 cups of water until the sugar dissolves.
Strain out the mint leaves as best you can.
Transfer to a bottle or small jug with a spout to make it easier to pour at the party.
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