Mint Julep

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Mint Julep

The must have drink for every Kentucky Derby party.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup roughly choopped fresh mint plus more left whole for garnish
  • 32 fl. oz. Kentucky bourbon

Preparation

Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat to dissolve the sugar. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves

Fill eight cups with crushed ice and pour 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. (Proportions can be adjusted depending on each person's sweet tooth). Top each cup with a mint sprig and a straw.

Leave out the bourbon and mix with seltzer for a virgin - Mint Tulep.