Kentucky Mint Julep

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IngredientsKentucky Mint Julep 2

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups water, heated
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Cracked ice
  • Bourbon

Directions

Simple Syrup

  1. Heat water. Whisk in sugar and heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add mint and let the mixture steep for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Add cracked or crushed ice to Julep tumbler or glass. Add 1 1/2 ounces of Kentucky Bourbon. Add 2 1/2 teaspoons syrup, or to taste. Stir lightly.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint leaf and serve with a straw.

The Mint Julep is traditionally enjoyed when served in a silver julep cup, but feel free to serve it in glass tumblers.

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